Saturday, September 25, 2021

Halle Berry Unveils 'Bruised' First Look At Netflix Tudum Event

Academy Award-winner Halle Berry was among the many stars at the Netflix Tudum Event, which premiered on the streamer's Youtube channel earlier today, and she unveiled a more intense first look at her directorial debut 'Bruised', which hits theaters on November 17th before hitting the streamer worldwide on November 24th. Watch the first look below:

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Halle Berry To Headline 'espnW: Women + Sports Summit'

The twelfth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota will showcase key figures in sports, business and entertainment, and will be headlined by Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry.

The yearly gathering will take place October 18-20 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., and will once again include keynotes, work sessions, panels, presentations and activities focused on advancing women in sports. All programming from this year’s experience will also be live streamed across select espnW and ESPN digital and social platforms. The full agenda for this year’s event will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Summit will kick off with opening remarks from SportsCenter anchor and Summit host Sage Steele, and EVP, Commercial Marketing, Networks & ESPN and founder of espnW Laura Gentile. Immediately following will be a keynote conversation between Steele and Halle Berry, to discuss Berry’s much-anticipated new film “Bruised,” in which she makes her directorial debut and stars in the lead role. “Bruised,” which will debut on Netflix on November 24, stars Berry as Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her last fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter who promises Jackie a life back in the Octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when the son she gave up as an infant shows up at her doorstep.

“Each year the Summit brings together intriguing executives and personalities for much-needed conversations at the intersection of women, sports, and culture. We are honored to welcome Halle as the opening keynote to discuss her inspired directorial debut with ‘Bruised.’ It’s the perfect conversation to kick off our event,” said Gentile, “and, we’re thrilled to safely return to an intimate, in-person experience, while continuing to livestream the Summit to our passionate women + sports community around the globe.”

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Halle Berry Talks 'Bruised' With 'The New York Times'

Halle Berry, in some form or another, has been fighting her whole life. Be it for coveted movie roles, on behalf of victims of domestic violence like herself, or against a perception that her physical beauty has insulated her from struggle, she has always seen herself as an underdog. And now, in her first film as a director, she has cast herself as one, too.

In “Bruised” (premiering theatrically Nov. 17 before moving to Netflix a week later), Berry stars as Jackie Justice, a humiliated mixed martial arts fighter desperate to stage a comeback. It is her most physically demanding role: Now 55, she had to train four to six hours a day to learn boxing, Muay Thai, judo and jujitsu, as well as brush up on the capoeira skills she used in “Catwoman.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

'Moonfall' Teaser: Roland Emmerich's Epic Starring Halle Berry

In the year 2022, the moon will come to us. Watch the intenseteaser trailer for Roland Emmerich's space epic 'Moonfall', starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson and John Bradley, and is set to arrive in theaters on February 4, 2022 via Liongates.

'Entertainment Weekly': Halle Berry Fights Her Way Into The Director's Chair With 'Bruised'

Halle Berry is no stranger to going all out for her roles, but her latest role in 'Bruised' sees her visiting new territory as the film serves as her directorial debut.

In the September issue of Entertainment Weekly, the cover star opens up about fighting ageism in Hollywood, not being in love with her resume, continuing to fight after her historic win and pushing through injury. Read quotes for her beautiful shoot below:

On Ageism: "It used to be when you were 40 your career was done, and I mean really done," she says. "Or you had to wait until you were old enough to play a grandma, and then you could have another bite at the apple, right? I mean, I couldn't think that I'd be playing an MMA fighter at 54 years old. Yet I did, so it's got to be changing. I'm proof of that."

On Past Roles: "It's like, okay, that's a film I can't say I'm totally in love with, but this isn't a hobby. It's how I take care of my children. But I try to keep that sense of wonder and stay curious. Because being a Black woman, I haven't always had parts that I absolutely love.'"

On Her Fight Post-Oscar: "It was surprising," she acknowledges of her prospects post-Oscar, when the expected deluge of offers for prestige directors and projects never came. "Because I thought they were going to just back up the truck and drop them off at my house, right? When you have a historic win like that, you think, 'Oh, this is going to fundamentally change.' It did fundamentally change me, but it didn't change my place in the business overnight. I still had to go back to work. I still had to try to fight to make a way out of no way."

On Pushing Through Injury: With Wick, she recalls, "I told the director about it, they told the insurance. We had to shut down for months and it was a big ordeal. On this, because it was an independent movie, we didn't have a big budget. The director in me said, 'I didn't come this far and work this hard to go home.'"