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ON THE REALITIES OF HOLLYWOOD

"There just aren't a lot of roles for – I mean, I'm a 46-year-old black woman who really doesn't look like Halle Berry, and Halle Berry is having a hard time. You know there's not a lot of leading roles. I have an absolute understanding and awareness of the image I project, and there's just not a lot of roles for women who look like me." – during Newsweek's Oscars roundtable