Date: 22nd July 2001
Hot screen babe HALLE BERRY did not want to strip off for her role in SWORDFISH (2001) - but producer JOEL SILVER skilfully made her come round to his way of thinking.
It was reported that Halle was paid $500,000 (£384,600) extra to flash her breasts in the summer blockbuster, also starring JOHN TRAVOLTA. She says,
"I had this conversation with Joel at the beginning, and I said, 'You know, nudity is not necessary. I really don't have to be nude. ' And he said, 'I know, but it's in there and I want it. "
But the man in her life soul singer ERIC BENET helped her make her decision."'He helped me a lot. And once I'd made the decision, then, no, it wasn't a problem. I mean, I see them all the time. I'm comfortable naked. and it's been great for the movie." (RM/WNSTIS/RP)