Halle Berry on Oscars: ‘It takes [a lot] to offend me after all the things said about me’

This is just a brief interview with Halle Berry following the Oscars. Apparently Extra named her one of the best dressed (she actually was) and was asked for her thoughts on the show, the paparazzi and her upcoming roles. Halle is also promoting that B-movie thriller she’s starring in that I keep seeing commercials for, The Call. It’s out next week and looks pretty bad. When Mario Lopez asked Halle if she was offended by the “we saw your boobs” opening skit at the Academy Awards she said she wasn’t, because people always say bad things about her basically and she’s developed thick skin. Here’s more:

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez sat down with Halle Berry and the superstar opened up about the Oscars, about life with daughter Nahla, and her new movie, “The Call.”

Mario, did not have a chance to interview Halle Berry on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, but told the star she made “Extra’s” best dressed list and asked her how she thought host Seth Macfarlane did. Mario, “What did you make of his performance?” Halle, “I think hosting that is one of the scariest things a comedian can.” She went on to say, “He did what he wanted to do. That’s his brand of comedy and people will love it and they will hate it, I thoroughly enjoyed the show…It takes so much to offend me these days after all the things that have been said about me, to me, so I didn’t feel offended by that boob song.”

What does offend, Halle, paparazzi and the pursuit of her and her daughter Nahla. Mario, “Does she ever think like it’s normal when photographers take pictures of you?” Halle, “No, it’s totally abnormal, it’s weird for her and she’s at that age where she’s questioning why and she wants to be left alone and it’s bothersome it’s scary for her.”

Halle’s new movie “The Call”, also scary, Halle plays a 911 operator desperately trying to save a kidnapped victim played by Abigail Breslin. Halle said she trained with 911 operators and listened to live calls to prepare, she also shot her own stunts. Shooting some of the movie scenes so intense that Halle ended up in the emergency room. Halle, “I get hurt almost every movie, I always want to do my own stunts, I got a little hurt, but that’s ok.”

One of the next possible roles up for Halle, reprising her role as Storm in the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past, Halle, “It looks like that’s gonna happen. I love that character and people love Storm too so it will be good to be back.”

[From Extra TV]

I like what Halle said about how that’s MacFarlane’s brand of humor and what we should expect, that’s pretty much what I said about it too. Note that she then turned it around to how she’s a victim and people are always talking smack about her. She was just one actress mentioned in that skit, but it’s all about her and how she feels, not the larger context.

One actress included in that bit who was offended, and whose opinion I respect a great deal more, was Jamie Lee Curtis. She wrote a whole editorial on it for The Huffington Post if you’re interested. It wasn’t just about Jamie Lee, she thought the Oscars should be classier and that they shouldn’t be reduced to “roast” type adolescent humor. I won’t get into all that, we covered it last week, but her opinion is interesting to me in contrast to Halle’s “they always talk about me” sentiment.

In terms of the rest of Halle’s interview, it’s typical from her. She definitely hates the paparazzi and she’ll tell you about it. She used it as a premise for her bid to move to France, which has either stalled or been shot down at this point. But she’s not above calling some friendly paps when she wants us to see her on the beach with her fiance and daughter. Or at least she plays nice for them occasionally, it’s hard to tell.

Last week Kaiser mentioned that Halle’s man Olivier didn’t accompany her to the premiere of The Call in Chicago, which was strange. It’s possible they’re having trouble, especially considering who we’re talking about. There was a photo of Halle and Olivier at a My Little Pony event together with Halle’s daughter Nahla on February 9. (That’s the last photo I can find of them together.) Olivier looked pissed off, but he was a grown man at a My Little Pony show, so that may not mean much. We haven’t seen them together in a while though and they’ve been traveling separately recently.

Halle Berry is shown at the premiere of The Call on 2-28-13 and at the Oscars on 2-24-13. Credit: FameFlynet

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  1. Eve says:

    “In terms of the rest of Halle’s interview, it’s typical from her. She definitely hates the paparazzi and she’ll tell you about it.”

    Yeah, she hates the paparazzi but she won’t think twice about using them in her favour (like staging some dramatic scene to justify her wish to move to France).


    After everything that happened last year, it came to a point where I don’t believe a single word this woman says.

    • Liv says:

      Gosh, I don’t believe her for a second!

      I heard that she got baby clothes for Nahla for free in order to get papped with her! It’s her business! So ridiculous.

  2. Lolly says:

    The term Crazy/Beautiful was made for this woman. She’s going to be 47 & looks like a million bucks. And Nahla is hands down the most gorgeous tot in hollywood.

  3. Nicolette says:

    Best dressed? With those hideous shoulder pads that are visible? Ugh!

  4. shaniqua nunyadambidness says:

    Ugh…Jamie Lee Curtis…ugh. Her opinions are of no importance to me. I can develop my own opinion of Seth MacFarlane and his style of humor. If it’s that big a gd deal to her, maybe she should rehab the show by hosting it next year?

    Also, Halle is gonna play a victim cause it’s what she do.
    P.s. HB has botox brows.

  5. brin says:

    Hmmmm…trouble in paradise? Hope so.

    • Oops says:

      I think so, it’s not a surprise. After the thanksgiving fiasco, I was sure she’s going to dump him he’s useless now.
      Wonder who’s her next victim

  6. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Leann Rimes called – she wants her teefs back!

  7. MG says:

    I love Jaime Lee Curtis and just read her thoughts on the Oscars. I have to say I disagree. I agree with Halle, for once. I enjoyed the show. I thought Seth was funny. I think us regular people enjoy seeing stars get roasted a little.

    • V4Real says:

      One of the best Oscars in years. I loved Seth’s humor.

      Also this has been said many times before; the actresses already knew about the boob song and most of their reactions were pre-recorded. Those dumbass activist groups think they are so smart but they didn’t even realized that the actresses were in on it. DId they even think to ask how did Charlize get on stage so quick to dance when moments ago they just showed her in her seat reacting to Seth’s boob song.

  8. vvvoid says:

    I don’t usually find things sexist very easily but I actually did find the Boobs song thing pretty demeaning to women. And I love boobs. It’s just…I don’t know, these are people supposedly honored for their work, talent, etc and to single out women who show their rack [rather than guys who show their dong] seemed degrading to me.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      If you look through movie history, one could make the argument that those actresses and their performances got the attention of the Academy in the first place because of the nudity. All this anger should be directed at the Academy, not Seth McFarlane for merely pointing it out.

  9. ZigZagZoey says:

    Holy scary plastic lady behind her in the second pic! Yikes

  10. berry says:

    ugh I can’t stand the character Storm, she always seemed pretty pointless in the films not sure how the character is in the comics. Well hopefully the character will be used sparingly coz I can’t watch any Halle Berry films without thinking about the crazy!

    • LAK says:

      Storm is a fantastic character in the books. She’s a bada$$.

      The only truly well thought out interpretations of the comic book characters were Wolverine, Magneto and Professor X. Jean Grey was good in the first 2films, but then flatlined as The Pheonix in the last one.

      All the other xmen were marginalised in the films to point of being uninteresting, including storm.

      And rogue was an affront because she’s not a scared wimp of a kid in the comics nor is she a teen. And she’s fierce!!!!

      • Babalon says:

        Pretty much this.

        I cannot stand Halle as Storm, though. The hair has changed to accommodate Halle’s vanity and she just stopped using an accent altogether.

  11. Dawn says:

    I think she and Ollie are having issues and have since I saw some picture of them in Miami, he was looking smitten and she was looking bored. They are over and just have not announced it yet in my opinion. So more than likely she and Gabe can get along for awhile and Nahla can see the daddy she adores again without all the fuss and bother of the past year. At least I hope so.

  12. janie says:

    That’s good.. I can’t stand the bitch! All the things she did & allowed to happen to baby daddy, i have no respect for her. Who does that? I wouldn’t walk across the street to see a movie of hers.

  13. goddesslove says:

    Poor Halle i’ts so hard being the most beautiful people hate your guts. Oh she’s so crazy! Halle isn’t anymore crazy than the rest of the females in the world.

    • Lauren says:

      Halle is very emotional, and i believe she is very protective of her child. I am the same way with my daughter, and she does not have to deal with paps chasing her everywhere.
      I do not hate Halle, but wonder about her choices in men. Her innocent daughter does not deserve to see any more violence between her mother’s exes & lovers.

  14. Lulu says:

    Yeah, well. She’s offended me plenty in the past few years with her awfull behavior. So there.

  15. Miss Jupitero says:

    Word to all of the above… But holy dear god that woman knows how to dress! I want that black dress! I want it now!

  16. lucy2 says:

    I agree with her about Seth hosting, though the boob song bothered me a bit, it was kind of demeaning.
    I just can’t stand Halle’s perpetual victimhood. She never seems to take responsibility for her own actions, and the turbulent situation she and her ex created is probably far more damaging to their daughter than paparazzi.

  17. Jane says:

    I don’t know why she would be offended at the boob song considering showing her boobs was the least of it in Monster’s Ball. She did a pretty raunchy sex scene with Billy Bob in that movie.

    As for Jamie Lee’s editorial, I didn’t read it because I don’t really care what she thinks. JMO, but I don’t mind snarky humor about the movie roles actors choose or their movies. Like the boob song, it was juvenile, but not all that bad and those actors did decide to get nude for a movie role.

    But, I do think it kinda gets mean when the humor gets personal. Joking about someone’s past drug addiction or who they used to be married to seems to me to be getting laughs on the back of someone else’s personal pain. I think when someone does that, it is because they can’t think of anything more original.

  18. Dee Cee says:

    Imagined chips on her shoulders have become an oppressive heavy yoke of her own freaky mentally-ill.. demon-possessed, everyone in the world is jealous and against me making..

  19. skuddles says:

    I suspect Berry is phasing Oliver out now that plan “screw Gabe, viva la France” didn’t pan out as she’d hoped; Oliver no longer serves any purpose in her life.

  20. anonymous fan says:

    I will always believe that she set up that Thanksgiving fight with her ex Gabriel and convinced Olivier to start a fight so she could get full custody.Remember The fight where the cameras were conveniently turned the other way?Why would the security cameras at a mansion not face the driveway!?
    But anyway,if Olivier is smart he will be on his way and far from the crazy train of this manipulative selfish woman.And Lord,please Olivier,don’t get her pregnant.

  21. KellyinSeattle says:

    She looks to thin to me; the one with the silvery dress reminds me of Prince, no offense Prince.

  22. Zinnia says:

    I am thinking that Halle playing the “Storm” character is going to evaporate once The Call bombs.
    Halle is box office poison!

  23. Tig says:

    I didn’t get that the interview was her acting like it was all about her- she was singled out in the song, Mario was asking her reaction, and she gave a pretty-leveled response.

    It takes a very tough hide to make it in H’wood- check out Rachel Ward’s comments in a recent program that highlighted the mini-series era of the 80s and 90s- the critics weren’t kind to her, and her bitterness 30 odd years later was so evident I was surprised she didn’t curdle during the interview!

    Halle is truly a gorgeous woman, albeit one with issues!

  24. ??? says:

    “She was just one actress mentioned in that skit, but it’s all about her and how she feels, not the larger context.”

    Because Berry’s a classic narcissist.

    And yes, I’ll take JLC’s opinion over Halle’s any day.

    P.S. Halle’s fauxhawk-pixie hair kind of makes her look like she has a five-head.