Halle Berry thrilled fans in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio last Thursday night when she arrived to screen her new film Perfect Stranger. Berry and co-star Giovanni Ribisi made a quick stop in Cleveland, where they were welcomed by the mayor and a swarm of local press. Berry gushed about her hometown, and said she was “so happy to be home.”
Berry and Ribisi are doing a whilrwind tour to promote their film, in which they spend just a few hours per city. Halle Berry grew up outside of Cleveland, and graduated from high school in nearby Bedford, OH in 1984. She told reporters it was good to be home:
“I’m so happy to be home. I swear this is true. No matter how many countries I’ve been to, no matter how many warm receptions I’ve gotten, my heart was beating when I pulled up. Nothing feels better. The voices all sound familiar in some weird way. I’m of here. I’m from here. And I’m one of you.”
Here’s the trailer for Perfect Stranger, also starring Bruce Willis, which is out April 12th. Halle plays a reporter who goes undercover to trap a murderer. This is one of those trailers that pretty much gives away the whole plot. It also looks like it portrays technology as this mysterious evil force circa 1996 rather than the regular part of our everyday lives that it is today.
Halle recently vowed never to marry again and says she doesn’t need the formality in order to have a committed relationship. She also said she wants to learn to be a better golfer as her longterm boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, is a fan of the sport. Halle claims that even lessons by a top pro didn’t help her improve much.
Halle is in final talks to team up with Billy Bob Thornton for another thriller based on the real-life story of a lawyer exposing the racially-motivated drug convictions in a Texas town in the early 90s. Halle won an Oscar for her performance alongside Thornton in 2001′s Monster’s Ball.
Halle is seen in pictures outside the theatre, via Cleveland.com. She is also shown on Sunday at a benefit for the Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles. She is shown at the group’s 2007 Silver Rose Awards auction and dinner. Berry is a celebrity chairperson and supporter.