Halle Berry made waves when she responded to the publicity surrounding her picture “Catwoman.”
Following fans’ praise for what reviewers called “one of the worst films” when it was released in 2004, the actress took to Twitter on Monday, Oct. 25. In comparison to the film’s $100 million budget, “Catwoman” only made $82.1 million worldwide.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 19: Honoree Halle Berry speaks onstage at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures during ELLE’s 27th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration, sponsored by Ralph Lauren and Lexus, on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Image courtesy of Getty Images/Frazer Harrison for ELLE)
“Catwoman” featured Berry’s character Patience Phillips, a makeup artist who was murdered by the company’s accomplices after discovering the company’s new dangerous product. She was eventually resurrected by Egyptian cats, who bestowed upon her cat-like abilities, which she utilized to battle crime in the city. Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, and Frances Conroy also acted in the picture.
Although many actresses have played Catwoman, including Eartha Kitt, one Twitter user noted how Berry dominated the character. “I’m sorry, but Halle Berry ate up her Catwoman part,” that person said. I’m not sure why people dislike that movie; it’s camp. “I adore it.”
The 55-year-old, in return, replied by retweeting the post and writing, “I’m seeing all the “Catwoman” love, everybody. Where were you guys 17 years ago.”
As Berry’s tweet went viral, many commented how young they were when the film first came out. While a handful of others reiterated the Twitter user’s previous statements and claimed the actress did the role justice.
“I blame the script. Sis did a good job.”
“She bodied ‘Catwoman’ idk what y’all talkin bout.”
“I’m telling you I loved ‘Catwoman.’”
“She bodied that role! People always tryna NOT acknowledge greatness.. smh.”
Berry’s performance in the film was so terrible that she was named Worst Actress at the Golden Raspberry Awards in 2005. The Golden Raspberry Awards, often known as the Razzie Awards, is a mock award presentation that honors the year’s worst projects.
In her winning speech, the actress playfully praised Warner Brothers for casting her in a “God horrible” film. While holding both the Razzie trophy and the 2002 Oscar for her work in “Monster’s Ball,” she said: “First and foremost, I’d like to express my gratitude to Warner Brothers. Thank you for placing me in such a s–tty, God-awful film.”
Berry added, “You know it was just what my career needed. I was at the top and then “Catwoman” just plummeted me to the bottom, love it. It’s hard being on top; it’s much better being on the bottom.”