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Halle Berry Says Her Directorial Debut “Bruised” Is Her Biggest Achievement

Hollywood star actress Halle Berry has detailed her journey and experiences while filming her directorial debut “Bruised”.Halle Berry broke ribs in 'crazy injury' while filming MMA movie Bruised |  The Independent

Berry, 54, while speaking during the ELLE Magazine’s 27th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration described directing the Netflix original as her biggest film achievement.

“There are so many times where we, as women, don’t think we have the right to direct,” Berry explained. “A director is a man’s job. We can’t do that. We can only be the dancing fucking bear. Well, you know what? We can be more than the dancing fucking bear. We can be in charge. We can tell our stories from our point of view and if you don’t get it, so what. Listen and learn and learn from another perspective.”

The academy award-winning actress doubles as the films’ lead protagonist and its director. She also spoke about the difficulties she faced while acting and directing and thanked her team for their support.

“It has been my honor and privilege to direct my first film,” she continued, “And you know what, I learned along the way that it’s fucking hard. I appreciate you speaking, Patty [Jenkins], telling me how hard it is, so I know.”

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“For a while I thought, I’m in a vacuum. It’s only been hard for me. It’s not hard for me. It’s hard for all of us, and it’s hard for all of us as women to find our voice and step into our power. I had to learn how to do that in the last two and a half years. It has challenged me in ways that I didn’t know I’d be challenged. I had to understand and learn who I was and what I was made of. I’m proud to say that I got to the other side of it…”

Earlier, “Bruised” tunt director told  Entertainment Weekly that Halle Berry, who plays MMA fighter Jackie Justice in the film broke her ribs on the first day on set while performing some of the stunts but refused to stop the production because of her injuries.

The film centers on disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) who walks away from a promising career. She accepts an offer to fight the top female MMA fighter in an unsanctioned bout while also dealing with the unexpected return of her 6-year old son, who she gave up for adoption as an infant.

“Bruised” is due to premiere on Netflix on November 24th.


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