Hollywood actress, Halle Berry has come out to say that her 2002 Oscar win was one of her biggest heartbreaks.
Recall that the movie star made history 8 years ago when she became the first African American to win the best actress Oscar for her role in “Monster’s Ball.”
According to her, she expected other African American women to have won the Oscar Awards since she clinched it because of the several talented African American women we have right now.
She added that after winning the award in 2012, she felt great scripts will come her way and great directors would knock on her door, but all that never happened, as it was part of the Oscar curse.
Her words, “I think it’s largely because there was no place for someone like me,”
“I thought, ‘Oh, all these great scripts are going to come my way; these great directors are going to be banging on my door,’”
“It didn’t happen. It actually got a little harder. They call it the Oscar curse. You’re expected to turn in award-worthy performances.”
I thought Cynthia [Erivo, the star of ‘Harriet’] was going to do it last year. I thought Ruth [Negga, nominated for 2016’s ‘Loving’] had a really good shot at it too,” “I thought there were women that rightfully, arguably, could have, should have. I hoped they would have, but why it hasn’t gone that way, I don’t have the answer.”
“It’s one of my biggest heartbreaks,”
“The morning after, I thought, ‘Wow, I was chosen to open a door.’ And then, to have no one …”
“I question, ‘Was that an important moment, or was it just an important moment for me?’ I wanted to believe it was so much bigger than me. It felt so much bigger than me, mainly because I knew others should have been there before me and they weren’t.”