Halle Berry has delivered a knockout transformation.
The 55-year-old actress — who is thought for her glamorous red-carpet appearances — has undergone a dramatic make-under to play a down-and-out blended martial arts fighter in her upcoming movie, “Bruised.”
Berry goes makeup-free whereas taking part in protagonist Jackie Justice — a onetime MMA champ who has fallen on exhausting instances.
The character is a single mother who scrubs bathrooms for a residing, with Berry seen sporting tattered garments and darkish circles beneath her eyes in the two-minute trailer.
After the character decides to step again into the ring and stage a comeback, she’s met with a collection of harsh blows. In one scene, Berry is seen with a black eye as she stands sobbing at a sink.
But whereas the actress might have undergone a metamorphosis for the film, many took to the feedback part beneath the trailer’s web page on YouTube to say she nonetheless appears to be like unbelievable.
“Wait…. I know its rude but… how old is she? She still looks amazing!” one fan declared.
“She’s 55 years of age, I’m slowly letting it sink in,” one other admirer remarked, marveling over the actress’ age-defying magnificence.
Meanwhile, a number of others claimed Berry may be nominated for an additional Academy Award for the function.
She scooped up an Oscar for Best Actress again in 2002 for “Monster’s Ball” — one other function in which she underwent a pronounced make-under
Berry was clearly battered whereas making “Bruised,” with news surfacing again in August that she broke a number of ribs whereas filming her struggle scenes.
“[It was] kind of a crazy injury,” the movie’s stunt coordinator, Erin Brown, instructed Entertainment Weekly. “But that was just her intensity … Halle’s a special case. I’ve worked with tons of actors, and almost none of them have that kind of work ethic.”
“Bruised” will premiere in choose theaters on Nov. 17 and can stream on Netflix beginning Nov. 24.