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    Halle Berry Said It Was "Surprising" How She Didn't Get A Ton Of Offers After Her Best Actress Oscar Win In 2002

    "When you have a historic win like that, you think, 'Oh, this is going to fundamentally change.'"

    Halle Berry, star of movies like Monster's Ball, Swordfish, X-Men, and tons more, is easily one of the most recognizable names in all of Hollywood.

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    She even had a historic moment at the 2002 Oscars, becoming the first woman of color to win the Best Actress trophy for her role in Monster's Ball.

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    That said, Halle had some honest words for her post-Oscar prospects in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, calling her lack of offers "surprising."

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    "Because I thought they were going to just back up the truck and drop them off at my house, right?" she said. "When you have a historic win like that, you think, 'Oh, this is going to fundamentally change.'"

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    "It did fundamentally change me," she continued, "but it didn't change my place in the business overnight. I still had to go back to work. I still had to try to fight to make a way out of no way."

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    Halle also talked about her overall work ethic, describing how she has not always had the privilege to be super precious about the roles she chooses.

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    "It's like, okay, that's a film I can't say I'm totally in love with, but this isn't a hobby," she said. "It's how I take care of my children. But I try to keep that sense of wonder and stay curious. Because being a Black woman, I haven't always had parts that I absolutely love.'"

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    All that said, Halle is definitely killing it right now: Her directorial debut, Bruised, is coming to Netflix November 24.

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    Halle also stars in the film as Jackie Justice, a disgraced MMA fighter vying for her second chance in the ring.

    "I think I [had] a take on it that could actually work — making it about a middle-aged Black woman, someone fighting for a last chance rather than another chance," Halle said of her vision for the film. "When you're young we all get chances, they're a dime a dozen. But when you're at a certain stage in life it becomes something more impactful and meaningful, right?"

    I don't know about you, but I will DEFINITELY be watching.

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