‘Where Were You 17 Years Ago?’: Halle Berry Reacts Over Recent Fanfare Over Her ‘Catwoman’ Role

Halle Berry made headlines after responding to the hype surrounding her film “Catwoman.”

The actress took to Twitter on Monday, Oct. 25, following fans’ praise over what critics considered “one of the worst films” when it was released in 2004. “Catwoman” only made $82.1 million worldwide compared to the film’s $100 million budget.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 19: Honoree Halle Berry speaks onstage during ELLE’s 27th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration, presented by Ralph Lauren and Lexus, at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ELLE)

“Catwoman” followed Berry’s character Patience Phillips, an artist that worked at a cosmetics company and was later killed by the company’s collaborators after the discovering of the corporation’s new harmful product. She was ultimately revived by Egyptian cats that granted her cat-like powers she used to fight crimes in the city. The film also starred Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt and Frances Conroy. 

Although numerous actresses, including Eartha Kitt, have portrayed Catwoman, one Twitter user shared how Berry dominated that role. That person said, “I’m sorry but Halle Berry ate her Catwoman role up. Idk why ppl hate that movie, it’s camp. I love it.”

The 55-year-old, in return, replied by retweeting the post and writing, “I’m seeing all the “Catwoman” love, everybody. Where were you guys 17 years ago.”

As Berry’s tweet went viral, many commented how young they were when the film first came out. While a handful of others reiterated the Twitter user’s previous statements and claimed the actress did the role justice.

“I blame the script. Sis did a good job.”

“She bodied ‘Catwoman’ idk what y’all talkin bout.”

“I’m telling you I loved ‘Catwoman.'”

“She bodied that role! People always tryna NOT acknowledge greatness.. smh.”

Berry’s performance in the film was deemed so bad that she took home The Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actress in 2005. The Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as Razzie Awards, is an award show spoof that celebrates the worst projects of the year.

The actress jokingly thanked Warner Brothers for putting her in a “God awful” movie in her acceptance speech. She said while also holding both the Razzie award and the 2002 Oscar she won for her role in “Monster’s Ball:” “First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers. Thank you for putting me in a piece of s–t, God awful movie.”

Berry added, “You know it was just what my career needed. I was at the top and then “Catwoman” just plummeted me to the bottom, love it. It’s hard being on top; it’s much better being on the bottom.”

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