Anyone wondering when Halle Berry might get a resurgence since winning an Oscar eight years ago? Does anyone even want to her have a resurgence? I mean, she really only had that one good performance and since then she’s been subjecting us to “Gothika”, “Catwoman”, “Perfect Stranger”, and “Things We Lost in the Fire”.
But she continues on and she’s joined up with Paul Verhoven’s “The Surrogate” which is about a couple desperate to have a child who find themselves in an unbearable position when they find out the surrogate they hired to carry their baby is insane. So it’s “Baby Mama” without the laughs. But I have faith in Verhoven and the role of the surrogate could be a really juicy part for Berry and perhaps validate her Oscar win as opposed to its current status as a fluke.
Except THR is saying she’s playing the role of the wife who wants to have a child. Great. I predict a really loud, surface performance and she will probably be the one to kill the surrogate because crazy bitches who threaten the lives of children have to die. Oh, but the baby lives because the surrogate will have already given birth. Good thing we dodged that conflict.