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Halle Berry's 'Monster's Ball' Oscar Winning Role Was First Offered to Vanessa Williams

Halle Berry's 'Monster's Ball' Oscar Winning Role Was First Offered to Vanessa Williams

Halle Berry rocks a sheer black top while stocking up on groceries at Ralph’s supermarket on Sunday (July 20) in Malibu, Calif.

The 47-year-old actor was seen looking over magazines at a newsstand.

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A few weeks ago, Halle showed Jimmy Fallon how to roll during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in New York City.

“There was one offer that I got to do Monster’s Ball, and I had just given birth to Sasha. I saw [Halle] win the Academy Award, I was happy for her, but given a different set of circumstances, I might have done that role,” Vanessa Williams recently shared to Huffington Past on passing on Halle‘s role in Monster’s Ball.

FYI: Halle is wearing Dita Eyewear sunglasses and Reef Leather Uptown in Black flip flops.

30+ pictures inside of Halle Berry stepping out to the grocery store…

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# 1

it’s not like stars turning down roles is anything new Clint Eastwood got Dirty Harry when Paul Newman turned down the role. besides that Halle has done nothing but complain about being type cast

# 2

I seriously doubt she was offered that role, maybe she was offered to READ for the role. But even then, Halle Berry was a much bigger star so I doubt they would go with Vanessa Williams, someone who is known more for her singing than acting ability. Besides, even if she did play the role it’s not a guarantee that she would have also won an Oscar for it.

# 3

The role was also offered to Angela Bassett, but she turned it down. It was too demeaning for a black woman.

# 4

P.S.:: The role being too demeaning for a black woman, are MY words. That is MY opinion of the role.

# 5

Vanessa just wants to be things.

# 6
Shelbethegreat @ 08/04/2014 at 6:29 pm

Good thing Halle took that role cause it made her famous. She is one smart cookie.

# 7
Shelbethegreat @ 08/04/2014 at 6:32 pm

I doubt Vanessa or any woman would be happy that another actress (Who then won an Academy award) took a role, she turned down and that could have propelled her career would be overjoyed about it.

# 8

That old **** won because she show her nasty old dry breasts, what actin?

# 9
where is the talent @ 08/18/2014 at 1:54 am

Halle Berry f c u k e d her way to stardom. She was turned down for roles because she couldn’t act but they told her she was too pretty to spare her feelings. Vanessa L Williams is more talented and has a better career and life than Halle. She even looks more bi-racial than Halle even though she is not. Plus, Vanessa actually won Miss America. What did Halle win with her big wide nose and frog legs? She won a chance to have sex with Billy Bob Thorton in a film that was pointless and f c u k someone else for the Oscar. Many black actresses were offered the role but turned it down and I’m glad they did. Only a ********* would do something like that!

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