Halle Berry has opened up about what it was like to work with director Bryan Singer, calling him a person with “challenges” and “not the easiest dude to work with.”
The 54-year-old Oscar winner played Storm in the “X-Men” franchise, which was helmed by the controversial director, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least four men who were allegedly underage at the time and was also axed mid-shoot from “Bohemian Rhapsody” for allegedly skipping work.
Singer has denied all the allegations and also denied ever having sex with underage men. He paid $150,000 to settle one claim last year, while making no admission of guilt.
“Bryan’s not the easiest dude to work with,” Berry told Variety. “I mean, everybody’s heard the stories — I don’t have to repeat them — and heard of his challenges, and what he struggles with.”
The “Die Another Day” star admits that there were some tense standoffs with Singer while on set.
“I would sometimes be very angry with him,” she confessed. “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,” Berry continued. “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.”
Singer’s publicist declined to comment on Berry’s recollections.
Berry is currently promoting “Bruised,” her directorial debut in which she stars in as a disgraced MMA fighter.
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