Halle Berry Talks Race and Paparazzi in T Magazine

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012

Halle Berry T Magazine

Halle Berry‘s gorgeous face will be all over the news stands come November.

The actress has already landed on the cover of InStyle and Interview magazine Russia. Now, she’s adding The New York Times T magazine to her covers collection this month. Photographed by Cedric Buchet and styled by Bill Mullen, the Cloud Atlas star wears every imaginable high-end designer you can think of from Isabel Marant and Versace to Balmain and Ferragamo.

In the interview, Halle opens up about race and how an African American elementary school nurse, Yvonne Sims,  helped her with her identity issues as a bi-racial woman. “My mother tried hard,” she says. “But there was no substitute for having a black woman I could identify with, who could teach me about being black. Yvonne taught me not to let the criticism affect me. She inspired me to be the best and gave me a model of a great black woman.”

She also spoke up about her daughter Nahla and the paparazzi’s lack of respect for her her privacy. “They’re outside my house every morning. I get it about the celebrity stuff. It’s part of my job to recognize that there’s a certain part of my life the public wants to hear about. But it’s not O.K. that they’re doing terrible things to my daughter. One night, after they chased us, it took me two hours just to get her calmed down enough to get to sleep.”

This interview digs deep into the crevices of the real Halle and we love it!

Check out the full fashion spread on the next few pages!

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