Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 24 May 2015

Berry could not imagine Atlas role

Halle Berry broke her foot just before shooting began on Cloud Atlas
Halle Berry broke her foot just before shooting began on Cloud Atlas

Halle Berry has said playing an Asian male doctor in Cloud Atlas was a "unique" experience.

The screen beauty is cast as six different characters, including a Maori tribeswoman, a sexually-frustrated white Jewish wife and a male Asian doctor, who are spiritually linked through time, in the movie.

"I never could have imagined being part of any film like this. Playing a white Jewish woman was one thing, but playing an Asian man like Dr Ovid was something else," The Sun quoted Halle as saying.

"I loved it. Never in my life would I have thought anybody would hire me to be an Asian man.

"The film talks about the human soul and how an evil person can be transformed into a hero, in another body, after a single act of kindness. This film is something unique - I doubt if I'll ever get the chance to be part of this kind of a project again."

Halle stars alongside Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent, Ben Whishaw and Susan Sarandon in the movie, an adaptation of British author David Mitchell's novel.

The actress said she thought film bosses would give her "my walking papers" when she broke her foot two days before the start of shooting.

But, instead co-star Tom "played nurse", bringing the actress coffee and soup and staying with her during breaks in shooting when she found it difficult to move around.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Gemini:

Meeting new people is always a pleasure. You enjoy getting to know individuals who are involved in a fascinating line of work. Don't be surprised if the idea for a screenplay or novel arrives as a result of these discussions. You've always had a lively imagination. Writing stories gives you an opportunity to explore different ways of life without abandoning your own comfortable niche. Keep your project secret until you're satisfied with the results. A critic could take the wind out of your sails.More