Rockstar lifestyle might don’t make it…
I swear Halle Berry doesn’t look a day over 25. Lord knows she’s aging very well. The 46-year-old “Cold Atlas” actress sat down the T magazine and shared some really intimate details about her life. She dished on what it was like growing up feeling like the underdog, being biracial as well as her self esteem. She also talked about being stalked by the Papparazzi, how it felt to win an Oscar and her quest to find Mr. Right.
Check out some excerpts below:
On being grounded & feeling like the underdog
I come from humble beginnings. I always felt like the underdog. Behind the eight ball. I learned not to be too high on the hog. Even that night I won the Oscar, I had a fundamental knowing, it was just a moment in time. Driving home that night, back to my house, I felt like Cinderella. I said, ‘When this night is over, I’m going back to who I was.’ And I did.
On being biracial
Being biracial is sort of like being in a secret society. Most people I know of that mix have a real ability to be in a room with anyone, black or white.
My mother helped me identify myself the way the world would identify me. Bloodlines didn’t matter as much as how I would be perceived” — as beautiful but also as a black woman in a world in which the images of beautiful, successful black women were notably absent.
On her self esteem
Just because they see my face doesn’t mean they see me. A person’s self-esteem has nothing to do with how she looks. If it’s true that I’m beautiful, I’m proof of that. Self-esteem comes from who you have in your life. How you were raised. What you struggled with as a child.
On being stalked by Paparazzi daily
They’re outside my house every morning, I get it about the celebrity stuff. It’s part of my job to recognize that there’s a certain part of my life the public wants to hear about. But it’s not okay that they’re doing terrible things to my daughter. One night, after they chased us, it took me two hours just to get her calmed down enough to get to sleep.
On what she would do if the press wasn’t constantly stalking her
I’d go to the market with my daughter. Go to Santa Monica Pier and take her on a ride. Nothing special. Just live some normal life for once.
On finding her bad choice in men
God just wanted to mix up my life. Maybe he was thinking, ‘This girl can’t get everything! I’m going to give her a broken picker.
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Read entire interview over at T Magazine.