Queen, the story of Alex Haley's grandmother, is now avaialble on DVD. In case you forgot, the miniseries starred a young Halle Berry who delivered the lines, "I'se nig'ra! I'se nig'ra!" Pasted below is an excerpt and link to the review.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Queen starred the now legendary Halle Berry, who in 1993 was still a developing actress, which shows in her jittery performance of Haley’s grandmother. While Berry fought for the role, her performance was met with vicious reviews. Unfortunately, watching Berry in Queen fifteen years later, the negative reviews still hold weight.
Berry’s fidgety, high-pitched, whiny performance taints the potentially powerful miniseries. Her Southern accent is embarrassing and nearly laughable as she quickly squeals through, "I’se nig’ra! I’se nig’ra!". Furthermore, while the character of Queen is supposedly a black woman who can pass for white, in no ways does Berry ever resemble a white woman. She is simply pounded with white face paint and powder that doesn’t match her neck.
Labels: HALLE BERRY, Reviews
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