Halle Berry Won’t Play Trans Character in Film Anymore, After Backlash

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Halle Berry has decided not to play a transgender man in an upcoming film, after activists and allies called her out for misgendering the character in a recent interview.

Last week, the actress appeared in an Instagram Live with hairstylist Christin Brown, and when revealing details about the character, she misspoke.

“The woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man,” she told Christin, adding, “I want to experience and understand and study and explore” that world.

GLAAD, which promotes LGBTQ+ equality in media, tweeted in response to Halle’s apology.

We’re glad Halle took time to truly understand why trans people were concerned. Thank you, Halle.