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Halle Berry says ‘The Flintstones’ role was a big step for Black people

The actor says she appreciates all the praise she’s received for the role
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Halle Berry (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Halle Berry believes her appearance in The Flintstones was “a big step forward for Black people.”

The actor played Miss Sharon Stone in the live-action adaptation of the animated sitcom. Berry thinks her appearance represents a landmark moment for “Black women especially.”

“You guys message me every year about The Flintstones film, so I thought I’d do something special for the 30th anniversary [heart emoji] Love you all for loving Miss Stone all this time,” Berry wrote on Instagram after re-watching the 1994 comedy movie.

The Oscar-winning actor subsequently hailed the cultural significance of her role.

“Being a Black woman in Bedrock seemed like a little thing but, you know, The Flintstones was the fabric of our culture,” Berry — who starred alongside the likes of John Goodman, Rosie O’Donnell and Rick Moranis in the film — explained. “I knew that this was a big step forward for Black people — Black women especially. While it was silly — and it was over the top and campy — I knew then how important this little part in this big movie actually would be.”

Berry previously took to social media to hail Miss Stone, describing her on-screen character as being “the blueprint.”

“Everyone said, ‘oh, why would you want to do a movie based on a cartoon?’ … To see 28 years later, that this character has become so beloved and has resonated with so many of you is so gratifying [heart emoji] draped in brown, but Miss Stone is still the blueprint,” the Hollywood star wrote on X in 2022, alongside some video clips from the comedy.

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