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The Role Halle Berry Regrets Taking

In 2002, Halle Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in 2001's Monster's Ball, becoming the first — and only, so far — Black woman to win in the category. Aside from this major feat, Berry has played plenty of compelling roles throughout her career, which began in the late '80s. From her turn as Ororo Munroe, aka Storm, in the X-Men films to her Golden Globe-nominated performance in Frankie & Alice to her appearance in the epic sci-fi film Cloud Atlas, Berry has showcased her range as an actor in each of her roles.

However, there's one role that Berry isn't exactly as proud of, especially in relation to the other great work she's put out there. It makes sense that actors who've been working for several decades would have second thoughts about some of their choices. So it's not surprising that Halle Berry has been outspoken about which of her movie roles she now regrets.

Halle Berry says Catwoman was a "god-awful" film

Catwoman, the 2004 film that tells the origin story of the DC Comics character of the same name, was a box office bomb — to say the least. Not only did it fail financially, per Bomb Report, but it was a flop with critics and moviegoers, too. In fact, the film holds a meek 9 percent Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes, with just a slightly higher score of 18 percent from audiences.

Naturally, Halle Berry's performance was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award, aka a Razzie, a parody award that celebrates the worst of Hollywood. Further, the Razzies hated her performance in Catwoman so much that she actually won the Razzie that year. Berry even showed up to accept the award, which few actors do, considering it's not exactly a complimentary recognition. In her speech, she dramatically and hilariously acts overcome with gratitude — while holding her Oscar from Monster's Ball for good measure. She says, "First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of sh**, god-awful movie... It was just what my career needed." 

It's clear that Berry agrees with critics in their disdain, and her self-deprecating appearance at the ceremony proves she can laugh at her past mistakes. Plus while speaking with Glamour, Halle Berry said that shooting Catwoman wasn't all bad, citing that she learned martial arts and "what not to do" moving forward in her career. She added that she "got a sh** load of money that changed [her] life," and we can't blame her for that.