Halle Berry has withdrawn from portraying a transgender character in a film and said sorry for considering the part, after she faced an online backlash.
The 53-year-old star has said sorry for considering a trans character part, and admitted she now believes “the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories”.
In a statement posted on her Twitter account, Halle Berry said:
“Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I’d like to apologize for those remarks.
“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.
“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. (sic)”
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) July 7, 2020