Halle Berry Reveals Scary Incident That Made Her Stop Speaking To Her Mother

Posted On : August 10, 2017

Halle Berry and her mother, Judith Ann

Halle Berry has been in the acting game for years, but as she does her current press run for her new film, Kidnap, we’re learning there are still many things we never knew about the woman she is outside of the Hollywood life.

Many of us have been diggin’ Halle ever since she played Samuel Jackson’s crackhead girlfriend, “Vivian,” in Jungle Fever. Then she hit us with the girl-next-door vibe in Boomerang, as “Marcus'” girlfriend, “Angela.” Little did we know, that it was just a few short years before those big screen appearances, that Halle and her mother were going through one of the toughest tests on their relationship.

Halle On Why She Stopped Talking To Her Mother For A While

Halle in a scene from her new movie, “Kidnap”…in theaters Aug. 4, 2017

On a recent interview with People, Halle revealed that everything wasn’t all good in her life. She was once a starving actress who was in desperate need of money and that’s when she says her mother denied her help.

That led to her living in a homeless shelter in New York, all alone, and she stopped speaking to her Moms for a year. But see why Halle said one of the worst experiences in her life, ultimately turned into the best thing that could have ever happened to her:

Halle: That was rough. […] I called my mother and asked her to send me some money, and she said no, and that led to a year of not speaking to her because I was so upset that she wouldn’t help me. […] But that’s probably one of the best things she did for me.” […] She [Halle’s mother] said, “If you want to be there, then you work it out.”


Halle then admitted that after her mother did that, she was on a mission to prove her and everybody else wrong:

Halle: Giving up was never an option….It took me right back to my high school years, ‘You say I can’t, WATCH me.'[…] Shelter life was part of figuring it out for a minute until I could get a waitressing job. Then I got a bartending job, and until I could figure that out, that’s what I did.”

Watch Halle Discuss Past Hardships With Her Mother

Thankfully, Halle and her Moms have a great relationship now though. Ms. Berry also admitted that her mother’s choice to leave her hangin’ when she needed her most, was what helped her develop her intense competitive spirit and incredible drive that has propelled her to being one of the most seasoned actresses in the game.

So ILOSM family, the question is: Would you have displayed that type of tough love to your child and left them homeless, to teach them a life lesson? Or would you have chosen a different route?

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