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Berry made history nearly 20 years ago when she became the first black woman to win for Best Lead Actress at the eventsBerry appeared in a string of flops after the win, including 2004’s “Catwoman,” which earned her four Razzie Awards.
Berry currently stars in her directorial debut, “Bruised,” an indie film about a disgraced MMA fighter’s return to the ring, a role Blake Lively turned down.
“They gave me the script, and I loved the story, but it was written for a twentysomething Irish Catholic white woman,” Berry, who turns 55 this week, said.
Still, “I couldn’t get it out of my mind, so I thought, is it possible that this could be reimagined for someone like me? Because I think I have 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,” she said.
Netflix reportedly paid Berry $20 million for worldwide distribution rights of the film. It premieres on the streaming giant on Nov. 24.
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