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Halle Berry Reveals She Set Her Razzie For Worst Actress In Catwoman ‘On Fire’

By Oreoritse Tariemi
07 December 2021   |   9:54 am
American actress Halle Berry revealed that she set her Razzie award for Worst Actress in 2004's Catwoman ablaze after receiving the award.  The Golden Raspberry Awards, popularly known as the Razzies and Razzie Awards, is a parody award show that honours the worst cinematic projects of the year. The 55-year old actress speaking to Vanity Fair revealed…

Halle Berry | Image: John Lamparski/WireImage

American actress Halle Berry revealed that she set her Razzie award for Worst Actress in 2004’s Catwoman ablaze after receiving the award. 

The Golden Raspberry Awards, popularly known as the Razzies and Razzie Awards, is a parody award show that honours the worst cinematic projects of the year.

The 55-year old actress speaking to Vanity Fair revealed that she attended the Golden Raspberry Awards in 2005 to accept the award for Worst Actress for 2004’s Catwoman.

“I went to the Razzie [Awards] because I feel like we all take ourselves so seriously,” Berry told the magazine.

She continued, “If we get an award, if we get the Oscar, we somehow are made to feel like we’re somehow better than everybody else, but we’re really not. You were just chosen that year by your peers, and you were acknowledged for doing what they considered stellar work…If you find yourself face to face with a Razzie, does that mean you’re the worst actor there ever was? Probably not. You just got the piss taken out on you that year by a group of people that can.

“If I can show up to collect an Oscar when you’re honouring me, I can certainly show up to collect a Razzie when you say, good try, but do better. I always learned that if you can’t be a good loser, then you don’t deserve to be a good winner. So I went there and made fun of myself. I had a great time, and then I set that thing on fire. That’s what I did!”

The Oscar award-winning actress had started as the DC character in the action movie, which saw her uncovering a sinister plot within a cosmetics company run by Sharon Stone’s villainous Laurel Hedare.

The film received terrible reviews at its release nearly two decades ago.

Berry recently spoke about how she would improve the film in her new role as a director.

“I would love to direct Catwoman,” she said to Jake’s Takes with a laugh about remaking the film after making her directorial debut with Netflix’s Bruised.

“If I could get a hold of that now, knowing what I know having had this experience and reimagine that world the way I reimagined this story. Bruised was written for a white, Irish-Catholic 25-year-old girl, and I got to reimagine it.”

“I wish I could go back and reimagine Catwoman and have a redo on that,” added Berry.

She continued, “I would have Catwoman saving the world — like most male superheroes do — and not just saving women from their faces cracking off. I would make the stakes a lot higher, and I think make it more inclusive of both men and women.”