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    Alan Cumming Recalled How Halle Berry Confronted Director Bryan Singer On The "X2: X-Men United" Set

    I don't know how they got through filming.

    Alan Cumming is spilling all the tea in his new memoir, Baggage: Tales From a Fully Packed Life.

    Alan Cumming in a denom vest the during X2: X-Men United Premiere
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    In his book, he recalled a little scuffle that Halle Berry had with X2: X-Men United director Bryan Singer on set.

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    In the 2003 superhero film, Halle played Storm and Alan played Nightcrawler.

    Alan said that everything started when the cast members, who included Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, James Marsden, and Famke Janssen, decided to have a little talk with Bryan about his behavior at work.

    Rebecca Romijn, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, director Bryan Singer, Hugh Jackman, and James Marsden on the red carpet
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    Alan wrote that Bryan “admitted [that] he was using painkillers at the time,” and the group wanted to have an intervention with him.

    Bryan Singer attends the premiere of "Legion"
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    Halle specifically talked to Bryan about “people she had known with drug issues,” and she “spoke movingly” of them.

    Halle Berry attends the special screening of Lionsgate's "John Wick: Chapter 3 —  Parabellum"
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    But after taking a pause, Bryan allegedly told his coworkers, "You people … are full of fucking shit!” And that "none of [them] had ever made a decent film.”

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    Alan also wrote that Bryan told the actors that they "were lucky to be working with him,” so Halle decided to walk away.

    Famke Janssen, Rebecca Romijn, Hugh Jackman, Alan Cumming, and James Marsden
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    "I've heard enough," she allegedly said while leaving the intervention. "You can kiss my Black ass."

    Halle Berry attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
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    The Hollywood Reporter has also published an article about an incident that occurred on the X2 set. In 2020, it reported that executive producer Tom DeSanto "attempted to halt shooting when he learned that Singer was incapacitated after taking a narcotic."

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    However, Bryan decided to continue shooting, and that caused Hugh to get injured on set — thus leading to the cast’s intervention.

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    But this isn’t the first time that Bryan has been in the news. In 2019, he was accused of sexually assaulting underage boys.

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    Alan's new memoir, Baggage: Tales From a Fully Packed Life, hits shelves Oct. 26.

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    If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here.