Halle Berry talked to V Life, the new Variety magazine, about her role as Storm in the “X-Men” movies. The interview was done before she had agreed to come back for X-Men 3.
“I suffered through the two movies where die-hard fans would come up to me and say, ‘How come you let them make Storm wimp out all the time?'” she says. “As if I have any control. Last time I asked them to let Storm do something more than drive the plane, and she drove the plane. Storm is a formidable fighter in the comic books; she has a cape and can fly. I’ve never flown anywhere in two movies except behind the wheel of that plane. I’d hate to not be part of the final film, but I won’t spend five months standing around, even though we all stand to get paid a lot of money this time.”
“X3” co-writer Zak Penn says Berry won’t be disappointed.
“As one of the writers of the last film, I’d say it’s true she ended up with mostly exposition and plane-flying,” Penn says.
“There was a whole sequence at the beginning of the last film that showed the origins of her character in Africa, and it got cut simply because there are 14 characters to service. But ‘X3’ has a couple of big twists, and Storm is right in the center of them. The fact that Halle is a very good actress who was underused compounds the wish for her to have a better role.
20th Century Fox’s X-Men 3, directed by Brett Ratner, is currently filming for a May 26, 2006 release.
Source: V Life