Halle Berry’s little black dress & big hair at ‘The Call’ premiere: dated or cute?

Here are some new photos of Halle Berry at the Chicago premiere of her new film, The Call. I don’t know who made Halle’s little black dress – it doesn’t look new, does it? This looks like something she’s had in her closet since the 1990s, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Halle was at the premiere with her costar Morris Chestnut (that man is FINE) and no Olivier Martinez. Hunh. It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen Olivier and Halle out together, but maybe that’s just because I haven’t been paying attention to her recently.

Maybe Olivier didn’t come out for this premiere is because… who does first premieres in Chicago these days? Maybe the film was set in Chicago (?), but it wasn’t filmed there, so I don’t really get it. The off-the-radar premiere might not bode well for the film, which doesn’t look that amazing anyway. I mean, if you’re into budget-looking suspense-horror-thrillers, then you might be into this:

Eh. I would watch it on TV. It’s been a while since Halle’s had a hit movie, right? Her box office appeal has always been hit-or-miss. Maybe this was just a cheap film to make and they’re barely spending any money on promotion and then they’ll just sell it like crazy overseas and it will make some money.

Incidentally, as I mentioned in that Fassbender post earlier today, Halle is rumored to be joining the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past, revisiting her role as Storm. I can’t imagine this will be some meaty role, but it might be interesting.

Photos courtesy of C.M. Wiggins/WENN.com.

 

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  1. GossipG says:

    HALLE why didnt u trow the ‘Boomerang’ dress @way?

  2. fabgrrl says:

    Woah! She has the same hairstyle as Bieber!

  3. Ms Kay says:

    Gah! Morris Chestnut… Throwback Boyz In The Hood, him and Cuba Gooding Jr yellow mustard shirts (I bought one right when Will Smith reinforced it in Fresh Prince :-D ) and then he was fiiiiine in ER mmmmm…

    Hell Berry? *shrug*

  4. Anmelt says:

    Maybe the 90s dress is to remind us how little she has aged?

  5. ladybert62 says:

    I like the dress.

    I dont like the hair.

  6. anonymous fan says:

    In the other post Kaiser mentioned how Halle went from winning an Oscar to doing a Bond film and an Xmen film.Those are her biggest hits.This woman chooses terrible scripts for some reason.Who is her manager?Her best work imo, was Monster’s Ball.She actually is a great actress(aside for her nutty personal life) she should go back to character dramas like the one she won an Oscar for.Or maybe Broadway or something. I just feel like she has an opportunity to pick and choose movies that every black actress would kill for and she ‘s blowing it.

    • Ms Kay says:

      Well… If anything Halle Berry is a crap actress, she looked promising in Jungle Fever and Boomerang but she is just happened to have not improved her skills at all, overdoing it. She is a tad credible when she goes erratic because well she plays part of herself in there (Gothika, in Monter’s Ball the infamous sex scene when she goes “make me feel goooood” nut before they have sex) But frankly most of the time I don’t see the character, I see Halle Berry.

      Too many amazing black actresses are overlooked at expense of Halle Berry imo, popular example being that Angela Bassett doesn’t win but she does? Uh no!

      That said, Halle Berry or else it is incredibly hard for black actresses to make it in Hollywood.

    • MaiGirl says:

      I’m not so sure she is choosing bad scripts so much as that is all she is being offered. All women have trouble finding good roles, especially women over 40, let alone women of color! And, of course, she’s no Angela Basset (WHERE IS SHE??? WHERE HAS MY ANGELA BEEN!?!) or Viola Davis in the acting department. But even those ladies have to fight and scrap for decent roles sometimes. I haven’t been much of a fan of Helle’s, but her crappy career isn’t totally her fault.

  7. Kaye says:

    I think this woman could wear a paper bag and still look amazing.

  8. MAC says:

    The trailer should have been a teaser. I don’t like to know that much from a trailer. Not that I am going to be able to support HB due to last year. I think it might be on a matter of principle. Hope that does not sound mean.

  9. Lee says:

    Who cares about that dress? Look at her face! She’s gorgeous and stopped aging in the 80′s

  10. marie says:

    it doesn’t matter if it’s dated, she wears it well. crazy but beautiful.. and is Morris Chesnut married? cause if not that is who she should get with, he’s hot!

  11. Happymom says:

    Maybe it’s just the lighting, but I think she looks a little washed out and tired.

  12. RHONYC says:

    #1. i think i saw a similar Asos dress for 45 bucks. womp. :-(

    #2. damn Morris Chestnut is still F-I-N-E!!! (pron. ph-oin, like loin. lol) :-P

    i was secretly hoping that he and Vivien had gotten sweaty & adulterous during AHS: Murder House.

    se-xay! ;-)

  13. Green_Eyes says:

    Halle looks amazing! Who cares if the dress is “vintage”, she rocks it! Love the hair too…but I like big hair depending on the overall look and usually on me;). Halle may be one drama loving chick…but she has amazing genes!

  14. Simple Red says:

    1. The dress looks good on her
    2. Chicago had many others premiere, just isn’t covered like NYC or some of the more popular places..
    3. I don’t know understand why the director went that route with revealing so much in the trailer

  15. thischica says:

    Finally a gorgeous black man in the photos! I’ve had a crush on Morris since the 90s.

    @Marie: Yes he’s married :-)

  16. Brooke says:

    The dress is Helmut Lang – I’ve had it on my wishlist since I saw it on Lainey a few weeks back!

  17. Toot says:

    Last I remember Morris was married. He has such a beautiful smile and he looks even better when he does it.

    Loved since he was Ricky.

  18. Dear Halle,
    1991 called. It wants the dress and hair back.
    HC.

  19. yolo112 says:

    Ever since the drama with her baby daddy, I just don’t see her the same. It’s weird because I can usually separate celebs personal life/drama from their craft and not judge, but…eh…

    Now her co-star on the other hand…**phew** THAT is some hotness.

  20. Janet says:

    Ever since that stuff with Gabriel and her daughter, all I see when I look at her is crazy. Sure crazy can be pretty, but I want to stay far far away from it.

  21. Dawn says:

    Well I think Halle can be one crazy lady but I also think that she always looks beyond great. And I think that romance thing with Ollie is over too. Looks like Gabe won not only the battle but perhaps the war…but then again I could be wrong!

  22. I Choose Me says:

    Shame Morris isn’t smiling in these pics. He has the most amazing smile.

  23. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think her whole look is getting old. her best accessory: her date. I want him.

  24. Ash says:

    WWE Studios is the production company on this. That tells me more than I need to know.

  25. Yup, Me says:

    Uh, you left the O out of FOINE. That man makes me drool.

  26. Mouse says:

    What is going on w/ her cheeks? Second photo down, the top and bottom halves of her face don’t match, they look like two different people.

  27. truthful says:

    she looks amazing and simple–not too overdone..with a bunch of lashes and contouring and weave pieces.

    love it

    however, SHE annoys me.

  28. Elizabeth says:

    Halle Berry has looked exactly the same for more than ten years…
    And I’m not being all… ohh wow, she’s aging great! It’s more like… her hairstyle and clothing has not changed at all.

  29. Me says:

    Her personality aside, she looks better in that dress than any of us could hope to look in anything. She’s going to be 47 this year. How many of you looked this good in your 20′s? Please. The chick slays everyone and everything in the looks (and dress) department. And people need to stop talking about how 90′s she looks in the dress with all the damn hipsters and non hipsters running around looking like morons in Goodwill garb from the 80′ and 90′s (Coachella, anyone?). She looks amazing in the dress.

  30. Ana says:

    Hit and run Halle is no longer attractive in my opinion- the crazy overwhelms everything.

    She should be ashamed of what happened to Gabriel Aubry last thanksgiving. They were serious injuries. Olivier Martinez is a rotten ratfaced mug.

  31. Eqo says:

    It’s so weird how everyone is bashing this woman’s dress like “outdated” clothing.. i.e. VINTAGE, DATED, THROWBACK… No-one knows WHY she chose that dress… Maybe it’s the most simplistic piece of clothing she has and chose it for this particular evening… People are SO judgemental and ridiculous. Bitch can’t do GOOD or BAD because done NOBODY always had to chime in their IRRELEVANT opinion or LACK thereof… Sheesh… Lets see how you all work the red carpet… Junkets… Etc put down the match and quit trying to light the torch… You can’t hold up against her… #LAME

  32. Eqo says:

    It’s so weird how everyone is bashing this woman’s dress like “outdated” clothing.. i.e. VINTAGE, DATED, THROWBACK… No-one knows WHY she chose that dress… Maybe it’s the most simplistic piece of clothing she has and chose it for this particular evening… People are SO judgemental and ridiculous. B#%^h can’t do GOOD or BAD because done NOBODY always had to chime in their IRRELEVANT opinion or LACK thereof… Sheesh… Lets see how you all work the red carpet… Junkets… Etc put down the match and quit trying to light the torch… You can’t hold up against her… #LAME

  33. Oyn says:

    Since her mind has not left age 14, why would her style evolve at all?