'They didn’t like me because I was black. That was the beginning of my trying to be what I thought people wanted me to be'.
Oscar winner Halle Berry has been pouring her heart out to the tabloids lately. The thirty-four-year old who plays Jinx in the latest Bond film Die Another Day can now claim to be one of the world’s biggest stars.
Halle recently told Lesley O’Toole how her White Liverpudlian mother Judith met her Black GI father Jerome, when he was stationed in England. She moved to America to marry him and they settled in Cleveland, Ohio. Initially, Berry’s parents lived in a black neighbourhood until Halle was four. However around this time they separated and Halle’s mother moved her and her sister Heidi to a white neighbourhood.
'When we lived in the black neighbourhood, we weren’t liked because my mother was white. In the white neighbourhood, they didn’t like me because I was black. That was the beginning of my trying to be what I thought people wanted to be.'