Halle Berry is generous and classy


Halle Berry is making this hardcore drama up in Vancouver called “Frankie and Alice.” In it, Halle plays a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder, and apparently, the shoot has been difficult. Not only emotionally difficult for Halle, but it’s been one of the coldest early winters in Vancouver’s history.

Extreme weather plus a difficult acting task could make a diva out of a lesser actress or a lesser human being. But not Halle. LaineyGossip is reporting that for the final day of filming, Halle not only performed barefoot, in the cold, for hours and hours, but she gifted the crew with individual bottles of champagne.

Halle was spotted loading a truckful of Dom Perignon boxes – each worth several hundred dollars – into a van, and several bags too from Holt Renfrew. Very generous. Much more generous than so many of her peers.

[From Lainey Gossip]

Lainey also notes:

It is unseasonably cold in Vancouver right now. She was barefoot for hours, no complaints, no whining, no diva antics, repeating the shots over and over and over again. And it’s clear – everyone working on Frankie & Alice…they adore her. When they wrapped, she burst into tears. She hugged everyone. She thanked everyone. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a single member of the crew who isn’t completely in love with her. Not because she’s so beautiful but because she’s so so SO nice. Am told she even went the extra mile and indeed, pulled her movie star weight, only once when a producer was injured recently and was taken to hospital. She also waited at the hospital with the man for over an hour, just to make sure he’d be ok.

It seems silly to highlight a celebrity for simply being a decent human being. But really, there are so few in Hollywood… you’ll forgive me for acknowledging the rare ones?

[From Lainey Gossip]

Halle Berry’s gotten some bad press over the years for being somewhat accident-prone on sets. I never faulted her for it, because us accident-prone people have to stick together. Who else will spot us when a wayward bird dive-bombs us or when we fall going up the stairs? But still, Halle’s accidents have cost various film productions thousands, if not millions, of dollars in lost days. That being said, I don’t think I’ve ever read anything about Halle making unreasonable demands or pulling rank on anyone. Could it be that a nice, decent, generous, classy woman is so successful for a reason? Perhaps you do get more flies with honey.

Picture note by JayBird: Here’s Halle going to yoga class on October 10th. Images thanks to WENN.


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  1. Ana says:

    I love the trousers she has on int hese pictures!
    I also love to hear stories about how nice she is!!!

  2. Jinxie says:

    Where did her shoe go in the second shot?

  3. Jane Lane says:

    I agree. Anyone who pulls a hit and run is generous in my book!

  4. SixxKitty says:

    Jane… It ‘tiz the season….
    I like Halle, and lets face it we all have bad days, its just that when a celeb has one we all know about it. She is a great woman, in all senses, my niece is 14 and wants to be just like her, i am pleased she adores someone of class and dignity, rather than the dime a dozen Paris’ or Britneys…
    Merry Christmas all, by the way.

  5. Sickitten says:

    Holt Renfrew is the Canadian equivalent of Bergdorf Goodman. Very generous.

    Yes, she was a little wacky in her earlier days but she is one of those people who stepped up to the plate and became a strong, beautiful character.

    Kaiser, always loved your comments and thrilled to see you on ‘payroll’ here.

  6. Ling says:

    She accepted her Razzie for Catwoman. I wasn’t a huge fan before she did that. Instant conversion.

  7. Jane Lane says:

    What? People do wacky things? We all have our bad days? How is pulling a hit and run one of those things? I would say it’s the exact opposite of generous.

  8. lady garden says:

    Jane Lane-forgive me if i’m wrong but i think that was a ref to an accident she had a few years ago….

  9. I Choose Me says:

    ^^It’s been said she was dazed after the accident so it’s possibly she did not know what she was doing and did not mean to drive off. I think she said that all she remembers was hitting her head and driving herself to the hospital. She really doesn’t seem the type to hit and run but as none of us were there, who knows what really happened. Also just because someone might have once done something terrible does that mean that all the good they might do in future is cancelled out?

  10. daisy424 says:

    She is a knock out gorgeous woman!

  11. Annie says:

    :( Some of us can’t help it when we fall up the stairs :(


    I love that she’s clumsy and hey, who isn’t?

    Although to be fair, I’m pretty sure my clumsiness has somehow compounded and now I can break things by sheer virtue of existence. Hah!

  12. ll says:

    I generally think Lainey is full of crap but since this story accords with my own affection for Halle, I’ll believe it. Heh.