It may have bombed at the box office, but Halle Berry says she got paid a “s–tload” of money for 2004’s “Catwoman.”
“Everybody around me said, ‘Girl don’t do it, it’s gonna be the death of you, it’s gonna end your career,’” she said during a speech at the Matrix Awards in New York on Monday (via E! News).
“I followed my intuition and I did a movie called ‘Catwoman’ … and it bombed! Miserably,” she told the crowd. “But I assumed it because you know what? While it failed to most people, it wasn’t a failure for me … I met so many interesting people that I wouldn’t have met otherwise, I got to learn two forms of martial arts and I got to learn what not to do, and learning what not to do is as important as learning what to do.”
She added, “And I got that gift, and I got a s–tload of money that changed my life.”
The estimated budget for the blockbuster was $100 million, but it only grossed around $40 million in the US. “Catwoman” took home four Razzie Awards that year, including worst picture and worst actress for Berry. That was two years after Berry won her Oscar for “Monster’s Ball.”
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