Halle Berry has a new interview with the New York Times T Style Magazine as part of her ongoing promotion for her upcoming movie ‘Cloud Atlas’, which releases in theaters on October 26th.
Talking about the paparazzi and how they harass her daughter, she said, "They’re outside my house every morning. I get it about the celebrity stuff, It’s part of my job to recognize that there’s a certain part of my life the public wants to hear about. But it’s not O.K. that they’re doing terrible things to my daughter. One night, after they chased us, it took me two hours just to get her calmed down enough to get to sleep.”
She also adds that she has always kept herself grounded by reminding herself that she’s the underdog, saying, “I always felt like the underdog. Behind the eight ball. I learned not to be too high on the hog. Even that night I won the Oscar, I had a fundamental knowing, it was just a moment in time. Driving home that night, back to my house, I felt like Cinderella. I said, ‘When this night is over, I’m going back to who I was.’ And I did.”
She has also apparently struggled with acceptance in high school (although that’s harder to believe), saying, “I always had to prove myself through my actions. Be a cheerleader. Be class president. Be the editor of the newspaper. It gave me a way to show who I was without being angry or violent. By the time I left school, I had a lot of tenacity. I’d turned things around.”