Speaking to Variety, Halle Berry revealed the one role she hopes to play next — Zendaya’s mother.
“I have a plan,” Berry said. “I would love to play her mother. I have an idea because I think she’s the future.” The star previously gushed over the “Euphoria” actor, admitting her favorite work of Zendaya’s was “Malcolm & Marie,” the star’s 2020 film created during quarantine. “She’s wildly talented,” began Berry. “She’s going to write, direct and go further than I did in less time.” Zendaya reminds Berry a little of herself growing up in Hollywood, adding that she sees “her as an actress who will fight to be greater than her beauty.” Berry continued, “She’s working hard as an actor, and she will take risks. I think she will surprise us along the way. And I can’t wait to see all the ways that she will surprise us and defy her beauty with her talent.” Zendaya later revealed Berry is nothing but sweet whenever the two actors run into each other. “She’s always taken the time to stop and talk to me — and share love and words of encouragement,” the “Spiderman: Homecoming” star said.
But Berry’s words of encouragement for the younger generation didn’t stop with Zendaya. The “Catwoman” star had some words of advice for Zoë Kravitz, who’s taking on the role in 2022. “I’ll just tell her, get ready, they might come for you — but don’t let that affect your interpretation about who she thinks Catwoman might be.”