Halle Berry Withdraws From Trans Role After Backlash
Halle Berry has dropped out of a transgender film role: “As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories” https://t.co/XZi7LUaz6H pic.twitter.com/g34S54KoBD
— Variety (@Variety) July 7, 2020
Halle Berry was preparing for a role as a transgender person, however after a conversation and some backlash from the LGBTQ+ community she has since backed away from the role.
Berry wrote on Twitter:
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) July 7, 2020
Berry vowed to be an “ally” and said she would use her, “voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera.”
GLAAD suggested that Berry watch Netflix’s “Disclosure” documentary to learn about how transgender people have been seen on film.