While promoting her upcoming movie Bruised, her directorial debut where she plays an MMA fighter, Razzie Award winner Halle Berry (Catwoman) revealed that she has signed on to play a transgender man for her next role.
“[The role is] a character where the woman is a trans character, so she’s a woman that transitioned into a man. She’s a character in a project I love that I might be doing.”
“I want to experience that world, understand that world,” Berry added. “I want to deep dive in that in the way I did ‘Bruised.’ Who this woman was is so interesting to me, and that will probably be my next project, and that will require me cutting all of my hair off. That’s what I want to experience and understand and study and explore… it’s really important to me to tell stories, and that’s a woman, that’s a female story – it changes to a man, but I want to understand the why and how of that. I want to get into it.”
After being called out on Twitter, she decided not to move forward with playing this role.
J.K. Rowling has yet to comment on this.