The Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry says she had to suffer in the initial phase of her career due to her beauty and good looks that she possesses.
Halle Berry said, during the early nineties, studio bosses would refuse to give her a role, as they believed her to be extremely beautiful to fit in certain characters.
"I came from the world of beauty pageants and modelling and right away when people heard that, I got discounted as an actor," said Berry.
"So, I had the job of trying to eliminate that part of my persona. And I took on roles early on that really didn't rely on my physical self at all, and that was a good way to sort of get some credibility within my industry," she added.
Berry also revealed that her good looks on numerous occasions created hindrance in the way of landing on her desired roles, and as a result, she had to beg the directors and producers for certain roles she wanted.
Berry added that she had begged and convinced director Spike Lee for the role of a drug-addict in 1991's Jungle Fever movie by wiping off all her makeup in the washroom.
"Let me go in the bathroom, wash all this makeup off; you will see the crack ho," Berry recalled.