Halle Berry opens up about her want to showcase extra black illustration in Hollywood, particularly since she was raised all her life by a black mother.
The star make clear all of it throughout her interview with People journal. There she was quoted saying, “I really struggled to to find images of Black women or women that I could identify with. Early on, I remember seeing Lena Horne in Stormy Weather. I remember seeing Dorothy Dandridge in Carmen Jones. And then a little after that, I remember seeing Diahann Carroll in Julia and that just rearranged me. “
She added, “Seeing Diahann Carroll being the star of a show and playing a mother who was a nurse, who was educated, who was beautiful, just rearranged me and it made me realize I had value and I could turn to every week, a woman that looked like who I would aspire to be when I grew up.”
“It was very, very important” because “I used to be a Black baby being raised by a white girl, so I did not have these photographs in my family.” Hence, “Finding them on tv and thru films grew to become very, very essential to me.”