Halle Berry Shouts-Out CATWOMAN Fans "Then And Now" On Anniversary Of Razzie Acceptance Speech

Halle Berry Shouts-Out CATWOMAN Fans "Then And Now" On Anniversary Of Razzie Acceptance Speech Halle Berry Shouts-Out CATWOMAN Fans "Then And Now" On Anniversary Of Razzie Acceptance Speech

Halle Berry has taken to social media to repost footage from her 2005 "Worst Actress" acceptance speech for her performance as Catwoman at the Golden Raspberry Awards...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 27, 2024 09:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Catwoman

With older movies being reevaluated more frequently these days, it's rare enough to find a film that doesn't have at least a few fans here and there. That said, it's difficult to imagine anyone leaping to the defence of 2004's disastrous Catwoman.

Catwoman, which starred Halle Berry as a new take on the DC Comics feline femme fatale named Patience Philips, was a critical and commercial flop, frequently topping many a "worst movies of all time" list. Berry has always maintained a sense of humor about her much-maligned performance, however, and even showed up to collect her Golden Raspberry award for "Worst Actress" back in 2005.

A fan took to social media to share footage of the X-Men star's Razzie acceptance speech on the 19th anniversary of the show, and Berry reposted with a shoutout to "my girls who loved Catwoman then and now."

Berry explained why she decided to show up to the Razzies in-person during a 2021 interview with Vanity Fair.

"Well, I went to the Razzies because, you know, I feel like...we all take ourselves so seriously, if we get an award, if we get the Oscar, we somehow are made to feel like we're somehow better than everybody else, but we're really not. You know, you were just chosen that year by your peers and you were acknowledged for doing what they considered stellar work, but are you better than the next person who didn't get that award? No, not at all."

"So if you find yourself face to face with a Razzie, does that mean you're the worst actor there ever was? Probably not, you just got the piss taken out of you that year by a group of people that can. I decided to just take it all in jest, not take myself too seriously, and if I can show up to collect an Oscar when you're honoring me, I can certainly show up to collect a Razzie when you say, 'Good try, but do better.' I always learned that if you can't be a good loser, then you don't deserve to be a good winner, so I went there, made fun of myself, I had a great time...and then I set that thing on fire!"

The Academy Award-winner has said she'd actually consider revisiting the character should the opportunity arise. Zoë Kravitz currently plays Selina Kyle in Matt Reeves' BatVerse, but James Gunn might be looking for a new Catwoman for the DCU st some point.

What do you guys think? Would you like to see Berry get another crack at the Cat? Was the 2004 movie really that bad, or did it have some redeeming qualities? Be sure to drop us a comment down below.

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SanFranLand - 2/27/2024, 9:08 AM
Nice but nooooo
TheFinestSmack - 2/27/2024, 9:09 AM
I've still never seen that movie haha.
GhostDog - 2/27/2024, 9:13 AM
theFUZZ008 - 2/27/2024, 9:35 AM
@GhostDog - She's so attractive.
Forthas - 2/27/2024, 9:14 AM
By far the worst catwoman...

1) Anne Hathaway
2) Zoe Kravitz
3) Michelle Pfiefer
4) Julie Newmar
5) Eartha Kitt
6) Lee Meriwether
7) Camren Bicondova
8) Halle Berry
FireandBlood - 2/27/2024, 9:16 AM
@Forthas - The correct ranking
ObserverIO - 2/27/2024, 11:51 AM
@Forthas - I might switch Kravitz and Pfieffer around, maybe, but otherwise I agree.
Forthas - 2/27/2024, 12:21 PM
@ObserverIO - The drawbacks to Pfiefer are that she did not look like catwoman (without her outfit) and her backstory was not accurate and the film suggests she has super powers. When it comes to slinking around however, Pfifer was the queen! But I feel like I have to give more weight to portrayals that stayed true to essence of the character.
ObserverIO - 2/27/2024, 12:55 PM
@Forthas - Kravitz was straight outta the comics. As far as the character that debuted in Frank Miller's Year One and evolved through the regular comics and things like the Loeb/Sale into the Ed Brubaker/Darwyn Cooke character we know today, Zoe Kravitz was perfect. Absolutely perfect. And she brought some more cat-like qualities to it that even the comics didn't bring. She was perfect.

If we were to dismiss comic accuracy outright though, I think I might even put Pfieffer at the top. But Hathaway was SO good, so maybe not. Hathaway surprised me. But Pfieffer was doing something else. She brought something really raw to the role. Something almost Heath Ledger-esque even.
Superheromoviefan - 2/27/2024, 9:21 AM
she didnt deserve the razzie
she did all that coulkdve been done for the role
lazlodaytona - 2/27/2024, 9:28 AM
@Superheromoviefan - yeah, but it's like being an NBA superstar. (with Berry being the star actor) A star player can put up 36pts, 14rebs, 7blocks and 5 assists. Yet, if his team loses because all the other players sucked, guess who gets the blame? The star player.

My point is I 100% agree with what you said.
harryba11zack - 2/27/2024, 9:22 AM
Bad movie but to give it a positive point, at least she robbed sh1t in that film, instead of the "ma daddy owes me" Zoe Kravitz character.
PC04 - 2/27/2024, 9:24 AM
The fan was super happy with it
lazlodaytona - 2/27/2024, 9:24 AM
I don't get, and never will, how the director/s, cast and production people have over 500+ Catwoman comics to read/work from and they give a big middle finger to all that history and do their own dreadful sh1t ... which resulted in Halle's Catwoman.

How many times have they done this to so many characters? I mean, your story is RIGHT THERE ON THE PAGE. Read it and then put that onscreen. A frickin' 5-year-old could figure this out.
MyCoolYoung - 2/27/2024, 9:59 AM
@lazlodaytona - This was around the early 2000s, right? So after X-Men and Spider-Man 1 kind of righted the ship for superhero movies, you were always going to get other studios trying to piggyback off that success to get some of that box office money, similarly to how it is today.
ElvenKingSlayer - 2/28/2024, 12:44 AM
@lazlodaytona - Because 5-year-olds reads comics and most grown-ups doesn't. They think themselves better than the funny books for children. More often than not, they're wrong.
lazlodaytona - 2/28/2024, 2:12 AM
@ElvenKingSlayer - I think that's a compliment....?
HashTagSwagg - 2/27/2024, 9:27 AM
HammerLegFoot - 2/27/2024, 9:28 AM
lol she was going to stop playing Storm for Catwoman. I even played the game that come out with it.
FireandBlood - 2/27/2024, 9:29 AM
@HammerLegFoot - I remember that game 😂 awful controls
FireandBlood - 2/27/2024, 9:28 AM
Woke, DEI garbage.
Forthas - 2/27/2024, 9:40 AM

Don't tell me they got to you too?
FireandBlood - 2/27/2024, 9:41 AM
@Forthas - 😂😂

What do you think?
Forthas - 2/27/2024, 9:46 AM
@FireandBlood -


I was like raising my fist in the air yelling "What have they done with the REAL FireandBlood"

Is he in the sunken place?
FireandBlood - 2/27/2024, 9:56 AM
@Forthas - 🤣🤣🤣

Forthas - 2/27/2024, 10:21 AM
@FireandBlood -


Brother! You have made my day! Peace!
DarthOmega - 2/27/2024, 9:39 AM
Movie wasn't good. I never thought it would be. But Halle looking that fine on a screen that big was something I couldn't pass up in my early 20s. I have no regrets.
Th3Batman - 2/27/2024, 9:47 AM
This movie was so bad it was funny. Madam Web was the boring kind of bad.
JustAWaffle - 2/27/2024, 9:53 AM
She’s always been a class act. I loved that she actually showed up with that attitude. It made the point that she was human and had a sense of humor about it all, without bitterness. It’s the people that take themselves too seriously that can’t receive correction, because they have a mask to uphold.
SonOfAGif - 2/27/2024, 11:17 AM
@JustAWaffle - She's always been humble. In one interview she said she shops at Dollar Tree and Walmart because she doesn't see the point in dropping hundreds of dollars on products that do the same thing as their dollar store counterpart.
MyCoolYoung - 2/27/2024, 10:00 AM
Her explanation for accepting it is fire. Don’t take yourself so seriously all the time and enjoy life.
RolandD - 2/27/2024, 10:49 AM
I’d like to see her reprise the role. . . on a date with me. Hey, I can dream.
RubyRhod - 2/27/2024, 10:56 AM
Such an underrated Materpiece
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/27/2024, 11:18 AM
The most beautiful woman on the planet. 10/10 would simp for her.
LSHF - 2/27/2024, 11:18 AM
I enjoyed the outfit and her skin.
theFUZZ008 - 2/27/2024, 11:20 AM
Bath water, please.
ObserverIO - 2/27/2024, 11:59 AM
I actually watched this again last year when I did a Burtonverse marathon for The Flash.

I did the Birds of Prey TV show too, which I found to be an underrated gem, tbh. They both had a similar romantic subplot with the cop, so I did a little research and found that the original BoP showrunner/writer, Laeta Kalogridis actually did an uncredited rewrite on Catwoman.

Halle Berry's Catwoman even had the same eye motif (turns into a cat's eye when her powers kick in) that Helena Kyle had in BoP, inherited from her mother who was also a Catwoman.
MarvelZombie616 - 2/27/2024, 12:06 PM
Take note, Dakota Johnson.
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