Halle Berry Talks about Her Tumultuous Upbringing, Looks Fantastic

October 30th, 2007 // 12 Comments

That James Lipton will get the truth out of you, so beware, actors! When sitting down with the acting aficionado, Halle Berry found herself disclosing information about her childhood that revealed violence in her family’s past. Her father, who divorced from her mother when Halle was four, moved back in with Halle and her sister, six years after the divorce because their mother wanted the girls to have a father figure. Unfortunately, he probably wasn’t the best example for them to follow, as Halle told the story of how she saw him beating her sister and mother.

“The hard part for me was that he never abused me.

“I felt like a coward because I didn’t do anything and couldn’t do anything.”

Poor Halle. I hope she wasn’t having flashbacks here on the red carpet in these thumbnails below, as she ducked out of the way to avoid a rogue boom mike aiming for her head.

Photos: Getty Images

More photos of Halle Berry attending the premiere for ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ on day 9 of the 2nd Rome Film Festival are after the jump.

Photos: Getty Images

By Lisa Timmons
  1. Zekers

    She looks like Janet Jackson in a couple of those shots.
    I do wonder if her tolerating the alleged abuse of her 1st husband (and second?) had something to do with what she revealed here…interesting.

  2. peachpie

    her child will never go hungry….

  3. JESUS, look at those TITS, will ye? I’ll get horny as hell. This is the part I like most. These are kim kardashian shots. BTW, where the hell is she?
    A woman is the proud owner of a wonderful body so show it!! That is almost the same truth as: Water Is Wet!!
    That’s an important reason the FAGGOTS are just brain-damaged TRASH!!

  4. green cardigan

    and the same truth as GAY BASHERS are often CLOSET CASES!

  5. spaz

    gerard, just come out already. your self-loathing attitude will surely diminish when you’re true to your feelings.

  6. omar

    maybe that’s why she pretends the nose she has is the nose she was born with – she actually is ashamed of her black side.

  7. Logan

    Goodness! She is well on her way to packin’ on at LEAST 80 lbs. with this pregnancy. Way too early for boobs to get THAT big……….now a double chin forming, already??????? She will need that IV drip of post partum meds ASAP after that kid is born……..she is such a nut case! Get over yourself Halle! Move on!

  8. sally

    Doesn’t this chick have anything happy and encouraging to say? I’m happy for her and her happiness in her current life, but she needs to get over the past and quit bringing up all this baggage in interviews

  9. Eyes of Green

    Didn’t we campaign on another post to get rid of the nastiness that is Vandenberg?

    And I don’t see anything wrong with her speaking out about her life. Many of us come from abused backgrounds. Sometimes, an odd quote at the right time can propel a woman to make a change in her life. How many women right now are putting up with an abusive situation just to give their children a ‘family’ structure? It’s not an easy life.

  10. Eyes of Green

    Didn’t we campaign on another post to get rid of the nastiness that is Vandenberg?

    And I don’t see anything wrong with her speaking out about her life. Many of us come from abused backgrounds. Sometimes, an odd quote at the right time can propel a woman to make a change in her life. How many women right now are putting up with an abusive situation just to give their children a ‘family’ structure? It’s not an easy life.

  11. Eyes of Green

    Didn’t we campaign on another post to get rid of the nastiness that is Vandenberg?

    And I don’t see anything wrong with her speaking out about her life. Many of us come from abused backgrounds. Sometimes, an odd quote at the right time can propel a woman to make a change in her life. How many women right now are putting up with an abusive situation just to give their children a ‘family’ structure? It’s not an easy life.

  12. devil

    Pretty isn’t everything in Hollywood. All actresses have a shelf-life and Halle is very, very close to her expiration date.

    Her “acting” career is pretty much over – she’s just milking any remaining fame now before she retires to be a wife and mommy. Hopefully, domesticity will make her happy.

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