Halle Changes Her Mind

Halle Berry really stepped in it this week.  It started, as so many good scandals do, during an Instagram chat with her hairdresser!  When talking about upcoming projects, Halle said, “I’m thinking of a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man.  She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing.  The project got pitched to me right when I was on the brink of making Bruised, but I so was in the mindset of getting in the body to play that, and I don’t know how long I can play an MMA character, so I had to get that out…but this got pitched to me, and I thought after I do this movie, that’s the character I’m going to play.”

Of course, all hell broke loose – because only a trans person can play a trans character, and only a gay person can play a gay character, and only a straight person can play a straight character, right?  What?  Oh, you mean gay people want to play straight roles?  And trans people would like to also play non-trans roles?  Sorry – everyone must stick to their lane.  Anyway, Halle pulled out of the project.  “Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I’d like to apologize for those remarks.  As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”  And life goes on.


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