The ‘Monster’s Ball’ Scene That Left Halle Berry Feeling Guilty

There was a sex “scene” in “Monster’s Ball” that you may or may not remember, but for star Halle Berry, it was this exchange in her 2002 film that stood out the most. At the junket, I asked the then-future Oscar winner about her character’s abusive treatment of her son, played by 14-year-old non-actor, Coronji Calhoun.

He was a regular Louisiana teen facing real-life teasing about his weight when director Marc Forster plucked him out of obscurity, only for his character to undergo even worse bullying by his on-screen mother.

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