Halle Berry has posted a meme lambasting one of her most common movie tropes. The actress broke onto the scene in the early 1990s before entering the 2000s with a whirlwind of roles in both big-budget blockbusters and indie darlings. Between starring in films like the X-Men trilogy and Die Another Day, she won an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the 2001 film Monster's Ball. Berry's more recent high-profile roles have included appearances in the blockbuster sequels Kingsman: The Golden Circle and John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, as well as the 2022 Roland Emmerich disaster flick Moonfall.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
However, Berry has made a lot of mid-budget projects in between those films, many of which share one crucial plot element: they often involve Berry on a desperate search to save a young child. These movies include The Call, in which Berry's character is a 911 operator who must find a way to save a teen girl (Abigail Breslin) after she is abducted by a serial killer. Another recent entry stars Berry as Karla Dyson, a mother who must chase down a mysterious assailant who holds her son Frankie (Sage Correa) captive after kidnapping him from a carnival: the 2017 film Kidnap.
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Recently on Twitter, Berry posted a Tweet with the caption “I know she’s not about to save another kid in this mov…” This reference to someone discussing her common recent movie trope was accompanied by a five-second video of Usher. The video, which is a brief clip of a live performance from NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series, features the artist saying "watch this" before launching into a song. Check out the Tweet below:
“I know she’s not about to save another kid in this mov…” pic.twitter.com/W8ADXi5HF2— Halle Berry (@halleberry) July 2, 2022
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While this may just be a passing reference to the movies she has made recently, it might also be a hint about one of Berry's upcoming projects. It could certainly be the case that she is considering a script for a project that made her think of just how many times she has saved kids onscreen in the past decade. It's equally possible that the project that has stirred this up is her upcoming horror thriller Mother Land, which is being directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension) and Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) and follows a family being haunted by an evil spirit.
Whatever the case, it is certainly true that Halle Berry has made saving children her bread and butter as of late. As her recent action roles have proved, she's absolutely up to the challenge of delivering high-octane thrills, whoever it is she's fighting for. However, by poking fun at herself she has also proven that she has the ability to laugh when she's not on set being intense.