X-Men star Halle Berry has recalled her own clashes with director Bryan Singer during the productions of the X-Men films.
The Fox X-Men films are ones that have something of a complicated legacy. On one hand they, along with the Wesley Snipes Blade films and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films, helped bring about the comic book movie’s genre’s current domination of Hollywood. On the other hand, the quality of the films has been anything but consistent with some being hailed as the best in the genre with others being seen as among the worst. Further tarnishing the legacy of the films has been various reveals that longtime franchise director Bryan Singer had a longstanding reputation as being unprofessional as well as a number of sexual harassment/assault allegations made against the director which even predate the X-Men films.
During a recent interview, X-Men star Halle Berry recalled her own fights with Bryan Singer. In the films, Halle Berry portrayed the mutant Storm, playing the character in X-Men, X-Men 2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. While speaking with Variety, Berry recalled some of her own issues working with the director but didn’t go into too many details:
“Bryan’s not the easiest dude to work with. I mean, everybody’s heard the stories — I don’t have to repeat them — and heard of his challenges, and what he struggles with.
I would sometimes be very angry with him. I got into a few fights with him, said a few cuss words out of sheer frustration. When I work, I’m serious about that. And when that gets compromised, I get a little nutty. But at the same time, I have a lot of compassion for people who are struggling with whatever they’re struggling with, and Bryan struggles.
Sometimes, because of whatever he’s struggling with, he just didn’t always feel present. He didn’t feel there. And we’re outside in our little ‘X-Men’ stage freezing our ass off in Banff, Canada, with subzero weather and he’s not focusing. And we’re freezing. You might get a little mad.”
What do you all make of Halle Berry’s words? Do the stories about Bryan Singer still surprise you at this point? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for the latest film in the X-Men franchise, The New Mutants:
In this terrifying, action-fueled film based on the MARVEL comic series, five young people who demonstrate special powers are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Included are Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage (Blu Hunt), who creates illusions from other people’s fears; Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), who transforms into the werewolf Wolfsbane; Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), who, as Cannonball, can fly at jet speeds protected by a force field; Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga), who absorbs and channels solar power; and Illyana Rasputin aka Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy). The younger sister of Colossus, Magik becomes encased in armor at will and wields a soulsword that amplifies her multiple superhuman and psychic abilities.
Invited by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga) to share their stories about when their powers first manifested, the five “patients” come to understand that they are in a class of people called mutants, who have historically been marginalized and feared. As they relive their origin stories, their memories seem to turn into terrifying realities. Soon, they question what is real and what isn’t, and it becomes clear that the institution isn’t what it seems. Now the question is — why are they being held captive? And who is trying to destroy them? The tension and horror mount in this white-knuckle thrill ride directed by Josh Boone and co-written by Boone and Knate Lee.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
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