Next weekend, Halle Berry’s latest film, “The Call” opens and has the Hollywood stunner playing a 911 operator.
Berry tells CNN that she’s been on the other end of that phone call before when she she had to make a 911 call when her home was invaded.
“I did have to call 911 about a year before I made this movie,” Berry said. “I had someone who was attempting to break into my house and when I called I told the 911 operator, ‘I think they’re in my house.’ And from the time I thought they were in I couldn’t stop talking; the operator said to me, ‘Ma’am, if they’re in your house, you must be quiet. Stop talking.’ And I could not stop.”
Berry also talked with the network about that much-talked about wig she’s donning in the movie. The Oscar winner says she wanted something wildly different than what people are used to seeing her wearing.
“With social media today, and with paparazzi that follow you to the market [and] to school with your kid, people see you, like, all the time,” the 46-year-old shared. “So it’s becoming harder and harder for actors to escape who they really are and have people suspend belief. … So for me, the first thing that has to go is [my] hair. That’s become synonymous with who I am. So it was just about finding a hairstyle that kind of made sense.”
She said they thought about long hair, but that didn’t seem to be the right move to make.
“We tried that, that didn’t feel right,” she said. “We modeled it after somebody we saw in one of the centers. Kind of stole it, you know. But the hair’s been an issue, people have brought it up – every single person has brought it up.”