Halle Berry has launched a savage attack on Hollywood—saying the film industry is full of racists.
As a black actress, the beautiful star says she struggles to find work and is now being forced to make and star in her own films to survive.
The screen beauty—whose string of lead roles in major movies includes ‘Catwoman’ and ‘Monster’s Ball’—says she has resorted to buying the rights of books to develop into films and has four such projects in development.
She confessed: “I’ve been called a nigger straight to my face. but there’s also much more subtle insidious ways that racism occurs here in Hollywood.
“I don’t care what anyone says—they may think it doesn’t exist but it’s usually those who aren’t black. The struggle for a woman of colour to find good material is still very present, and it’s a struggle I fight every day.
The 38-year-old star condemned the world’s greatest film producers and directors ahead of today’s (25.01.05) announcement of the Academy Award nominations—in which no woman from an ethnic minority is expected to be in the running for Best Actress and Supporting Actress.
The world’s highest-paid Black actress added: “I try to make the best out of what comes to me but it’s going to be about making my own reality really.”