Berry addressed the impact of “Catwoman” again at the 2018 Matrix Awards. While accepting her award, Berry admitted she was warned against taking on the role full-time. “Everyone around me was like, ‘Girl, don’t do it. It will be your death. It’s going to end your career,'” Berry said.
While “Catwoman” was pathetically bombastic — and likely made it even harder for the actor to be taken seriously — Berry didn’t see it as a failure. “While it failed for most people, it wasn’t a failure for me because I met so many interesting people that I wouldn’t have met otherwise, I learned two forms of martial arts, and I learned not to.” She also made “a lot of money that changed my life.”
Time has been kind to “Catwoman” in a way. It has since been re-evaluated with the same consideration as Joel Schumacher’s Batman films: Yes, they’re cheesy, but someone out there likes her. “Catwoman” has merits if you look (very) closely. For Berry, at least, it offered a lesson in trusting the process:
“Following your intuition doesn’t always mean you’ll be successful or win the award, but it does mean you’ll always learn the exact lesson or get the exact awards or the exact check you should be getting for yourself. Compare that never with anyone else.”
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