Halle Berry is combating sexism by teaching her child Maceo Martinez, 7, to break gender stereotypes.
On Jan. 30, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted a panel entitled “Women Breaking Barriers: An Industry Shift” as part of the Sundance Film Festival, which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, is occurring essentially this year. The occasion, which was hosted by HFPA members Elisabeth Sereda and Silvia Bizio, included Berry in addition to Andra Day, Robin Wright, Sia and Zendaya in a discussion about how females, and in specific females of color, are defending equality in Hollywood in the wake of significant social motions like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.
During the discussion, Wright explained that ultimately, she desires females to no longer need to “fight for a position to be heard,” which will just include education.
As Wright discussed, “[Men] need to move their viewpoint. And that they need to move their mind. It’s what they have actually just understood. What a fantastic chance for the brand-new generation, the kids these days, to be able to inform them when they’re 3, 4, 5 years of ages. To teach them something brand-new. Not the method we matured.”
Berry, who is making her directorial launching with the Mixed Martial Arts drama Bruised, which in 2015 evaluated as a work-in-progress at the Toronto Film Festival and offered to Netflix, discussed how she’s teaching her child with ex-husband star Oliver Martinez to appreciate the power of females.