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Halle Berry drops out of playing transgender man in film following backlash, apologizes for remarks

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Just a few days after Halle Berry announced she might portray a transgender man in a film, the actress said on Monday that she is no longer considering it following social media backlash.

“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,” Berry said in a statement shared to Twitter. “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 I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake,” she continued. “I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera.”

pic.twitter.com/qpE8Tw1Xmu— Halle Berry (@halleberry) July 7, 2020

Berry first discussed the role in an Instagram Live on Friday but did not mention other details like the title of the movie.

“I’m thinking of [playing] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man,” the actress said at the time. “She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing.”

Social media was quick to point out that Berry would be taking an opportunity from a trans actor, and also called her out for misgendering the character as a woman. Many trans artists, as well as the official account for Netflix’s Disclosure documentary, which focused on the lack of trans representation in media, encouraged Berry to reconsider the role.

“We ask that you please watch @Disclosure_Doc on @netflix first to understand how cis actors like yourself acting in trans roles has major cultural consequences offscreen,” the account tweeted Monday. It later thanked Berry for “listening and learning” after the actress released her statement.

Hi @halleberry, we heard you’re considering playing a trans man in your next project. We ask that you please watch @Disclosure_Doc on @netflix first to understand how cis actors like yourself acting in trans roles has major cultural consequences offscreen. #DisclosureNetflix— Disclosure Documentary (@Disclosure_Doc) July 6, 2020

Hey there @halleberry! Have you watched @Disclosure_Doc on @netflix yet? I strongly suggest you do. And then share it with every single person you know. Please fight for us, not against us. #TransIsBeautiful— Jamie Clayton (@MsJamieClayton) July 6, 2020

Halle Berry wants to play a trans man but calls the movie a “female story.” Hollywood thinks the sum of a trans masculine character’s identity is the flashing of boobs. See the connection? @Disclosure_Doc https://t.co/hiYfp4miXx— Vanessa Clark (@FoxxyGlamKitty) July 6, 2020

The public backlash against Berry came afterauthor J.K. Rowling recently faced criticism, including from Harry Potteractors like Daniel Radcliffe, for her anti-trans comments. And two years ago, Scarlett Johansson dropped out of playing a trans man in the film Rub & Tug after fans denounced the decision.

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Bigg Boss 14 Promo: Arshi Khan Tears Up As Eijaz Khan Is Asked to Leave the Show Suddenly, Devoleena Bhattacharjee Enters the House As His Proxy

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Bigg Boss 14 Promo: Arshi Khan Tears Up As Eijaz Khan Is Asked to Leave the Show Suddenly, Devoleena Bhattacharjee Enters the House As His Proxy




Bigg Boss 14 gets interesting day by day because of the new plots and twists that the makers add to the reality show. Speculations around one of the favourite house members, Eijaz Khan, leaving the BB house midway were making rounds for some time and now the makers confirmed the news by sharing a quick promo today. The promo showed Bigg Boss asking the actor to leave the house. A glimpse of Devoleena Bhattacharjee entering the house is also shown in the promo. Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan Reveals He Has A Crush On Tabu, Wants To Marry Her.



The promo video shows Eijaz is seen standing alone in a dark room as the other housemates are gathered in the living area. Bigg Boss announces, “Eijaz Khan is ghar me aane wale pehle insaan bane is season me, aur 106 din bitae yaha. Lekin ab ye show yahi pe chor ke jana pad raha hai (Eijaz Khan became the first person to enter the house this season and has spent 106 days here. But he needs to leave the show mid-way).” Hearing this, all the housemates go into a shock mode. Arshi feels the most dejected as she starts crying for him.




It is being said that Eijaz had signed a film project before he had entered the BB house. The schedule was shifted due to the lockdown but now since the film is back on track, the producers did not want to wait for Eijaz’s exit from the reality show to kickstart the shoot. The makers hence had to decide to send Eijaz and complete his prior commitments. It is being said that Devoleena Bhattacharjee will be entering the BB house as his proxy. Earlier, Eijaz ladylove Pavitra Punia was asked to fill in as his proxy but because the actress had begun her shoot for her show, she had to refuse the offer. Eijaz Khan In Bigg Boss 14: Career, Love Story, Controversies – Check Profile of BB14 Contestant on Salman Khan’s Reality TV Show.



Another promo showed several men entering the house and taking away all the ration from the house. Bigg Boss announces, “Aaj se sara ration, Bigg Boss apne kabze me kar rahe hain (Bigg Boss will keep all the ration in his custody now).” The men take away food items that contestants had hidden away in their bed closets, suitcases, bags in the luggage room. This step comes as a punishment for the contestants for not taking the tasks seriously. Rubina Dalaik even goes on to blame Eijaz for this punishment.




(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jan 18, 2021 03:04 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).





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Thor: Love and Thunder – Matt Damon Joins Chris Hemsworth and Team for the Fourth Instalment of the MCU Film

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Speculations around Matt Damon being a part of Chris Hemsworth starrer Thor: Love and Thunder have been going around for quite some time now. The actor was seen in a comic cameo in the film before but now with his arrival in Australia, it is confirmed that he indeed a part of the fourth instalment of the Marvel film. The actor flew to Sydney along with his family a few days back and is now quarantining for the next two weeks before he begins filming for the superhero movie. Thor: Love And Thunder – From Natalie Portman’s Return To Valkyrie’s LGBTQ Reveal; All You Need About Cast and Release Date of Chris Hemsworth’s Film!



The details about his role have not been out yet but it is said to be a significant one. When last seen in the movie, he essayed the role of an Asgardian actor who was attacked by Hela and Surtur. Now only if his character did not survive the attack, it looks like Matt will be taking up another role when he returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the new film. Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor is the only superhero franchise within the MCU to get a fourth instalment.




Matt flew to Australia with wife Luciana Barroso and children, Isabella, Gia, and Stella. On his arrival in the country, Matt told DailyMail, ” I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months. Australian film crews are world-renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it. Australia definitely is a lucky country.” Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Other Hollywood Celebs Raise $1.75M To Feed America Through Online Poker.



The film will see Chris Hemsworth reprising the role of Thor once again. Natalie Portman will return as Jane Foster. She will also essay the role of female Thor in the movie. Tessa Thompson will reprise her role as Valkyrie, the reigning queen of Asgard. Jaimie Alexander was confirmed to essay the role of Lady Sif while Christian Bale will play the main antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher. Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled to hit the theatres on May 6, 2022.




(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jan 18, 2021 02:43 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).





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Kangana Ranaut Shares the Most Awful Thing About Being an Actor After Nepotism and Movie Mafia

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Actress Kangana Ranaut says after nepotism, the most awful thing about being an actor is going through a night shift. “Apart from nepotism and movie mafia most awful thing about being an actor is night shifts,” Kangana tweeted late on Sunday. Dhaakad: Kangana Ranaut Turns Desi Lara Croft in the New Poster but It’s the Gandhi Jayanti Release Date That’s More Intriguing (View Pic)



“When sun rises you sleep, body clock and food cycle goes for a toss. First few nights I feel loss of appetite and disoriented. Hmmmm waiting for my body to adapt,” she added. Meanwhile, the actress has announced that she will star in the second installment of the Manikarnika franchise, titled Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda. Remembering MGR: Makers Of Kangana Ranaut And Arvind Swami Starrer Thalaivi Share A Special Video On The Icon’s Birth Anniversary




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She has also started preparing for her next film, “Dhaakad”, and will be seen in the films “Thalaivi” and “Tejas”.



(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jan 18, 2021 01:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).





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