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Entertainment Halle Berry apologises and backs out of transgender film role following backlash

15:17  07 july  2020
15:17  07 july  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

Halle Berry backs out of transgender film role after backlash

  Halle Berry backs out of transgender film role after backlash The actress has vowed to "be a better ally"In an Instagram Live recently, Halle said she had been preparing for the role, despite not being officially cast.

Halle Berry has pulled out of a role in an upcoming film in which she'd play a transgender character after facing backlash online. On Monday night, she issued an apology and pulled out of the role , saying “the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.”

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has been forced to issue a Twitter apology amid ferocious backlash after she revealed should was However, the 53-year-old actress neglected to use the correct pronouns when discussing the role , which irked the trans activist community even more.

a close up of Halle Berry: X-Men actress Halle Berry has apologised and backed out of a forthcoming film which would have seen her play a transgender character. © Getty Images X-Men actress Halle Berry has apologised and backed out of a forthcoming film which would have seen her play a transgender character.

Halle Berry has apologised and backed out of a forthcoming film which would have seen her play a transgender character.

The X-Men actress posted to Twitter to apologise for considering a film role which would have seen her play a transgender man, adding that she pledges to be an ally to the trans community going forward.

"Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I'd like to apologise for those remarks," Halle wrote.

Halle Berry apologises and pulls out of transgender movie role

  Halle Berry apologises and pulls out of transgender movie role Halle Berry has pulled out of a new movie role, in which she was set to play a transgender man. The Oscar-winner had announced to fans on social media over the weekend that she was to take a 'deep dive' into what she described as 'that world'. However, she has now revealed that she will no longer be considering the part, and has apologised to the transgender community for her insensitivity. Read more: Florence Pugh to be passed the Black Widow batonThe star of movies like Die Another Day and the X-Men movies, who won an Oscar for her role in Monster's Ball, added that she vows 'to be an ally' in the future.

Berry is an LGBTQ advocate, but her decision to consider taking the role of a transgender man during an era Former Survivor cast member Zeke Smith referred back to a similar situation when Scarlett Berry didn’t waste any time to make things right. On Monday night she took to Twitter to apologize to

— Halle Berry (@ halleberry ) July 7, 2020. On Friday, Berry spoke about preparing for the role in an Instagram Live interview, though she noted she The interview sparked a backlash from the trans community, who criticized Berry for misgendering the character in the interview and for contributing to

"As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.

Halle Berry posing for a picture: Halle Berry - Oscar meant nothing © Getty Images Halle Berry - Oscar meant nothing

Related: Scarlett Johansson admits she "mishandled" transgender casting backlash

"I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake.

"I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."

While it's not known what exact role Halle was considering, the actress previously came under fire for misgendering the character a number of times in an Instagram Live interview on Friday (July 3) – referring to the character as "a woman" and "she".

Halle puts fists up in ring in FIRST LOOK still from Bruised

  Halle puts fists up in ring in FIRST LOOK still from Bruised Halle Berry has vanished into her character in a new still from her directorial debut Bruised, which is about mixed martial arts. The movie will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.The 53-year-old actress has a significant bruising beneath her left eye in the still, but there is a steely look of determination on her face as she puts her fists up in the ring.

Halle Berry has pulled out of a role in an upcoming film in which she'd play a transgender character after facing backlash online. In an Instagram live interview on Friday, the actor said she had been preparing for the role but had not been officially cast. "[It's] a character where the woman is a trans

Halle Berry has pulled out of a role in an upcoming film in which she'd play a transgender character after facing backlash online. On Monday night, she issued an apology and pulled out of the role , saying "the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."

"[It's] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she's a woman that transitioned into a man," she said.

"She's a character in a project I love that I might be doing."

Related: Harry Potter fan sites distance themselves from JK Rowling over her anti-trans comments

In other news, Doctor Who has announced that it will introduce its first transgender companion in a new audio series.

Arrowverse TV series Supergirl also introduced TV's first transgender superhero, and tackled the topic of transphobia in a recent episode.

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