Academy Award winner Halle Berry said her role in 1994's The Flintstones was a “big step” for Black women in Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Berry posted an Instagram video to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the live-action feature, which was based on the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series.

“I thought it might be really cool to look at some of my scenes because I legit haven't seen this movie in probably 20 years,” she said in the video. The actress played Sharon Stone — no relation to the actual actress — Fred Flintstone's (John Goodman) secretary in the film.

The name's Stone… Sharon Stone. No relation.

Berry pointed out the film's music as well as her character's voice and haircut for the movie, as she watched clips of The Flintstones. She then acknowledged how her casting impacted her culture.

“Being a Black woman in Bedrock seemed like a little thing but, you know, The Flintstones was the fabric of our culture,” she explained.

“I knew that this was a big step forward for Black people, Black women especially,” the actress continued.

“While it was silly, and it was over the top and campy, I knew then how important this little part in this big movie actually would be,” she added.

The film was directed by Brian Levant and starred Rick Moranis (Barney Rubble), Rosie O'Donnell (Betty Rubble), Elizabeth Perkins (Wilma Flintstone), Kyle MacLachlan (Cliff Vandercave) and Elizabeth Taylor (Pearl Slaghoople).

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Halle Berry, A Day of Unreasonable Conversation

In the caption, Berry wrote, “You guys message me every year about ‘The Flintstones' film so I thought I'd do something special for the 30th anniversary. Love you all for loving Miss Stone all this time.”

While the movie was panned by both critics and audience, it did decent numbers at the box office. Its Tomatometer is at 23% and its audience rating at a marginally higher 25%. On a $46 million budget, it earned $341.6 million worldwide. Adjusted for inflation, that's $722.7 million in today's money.

The movie had been in development hell for years. Reportedly, it wouldn't have been possible to make had Goodman turned down the role Fred. It's also Taylor's last appearance in a theatrical feature film.

Berry was last seen in Roland Emmerich's 2022 action adventure sci-fi film Moonfall. While the movie was enjoyed but some of the audience, it received mixed reviews from critics.

She was set to star in Matt Charman's family adventure drama The Mothership. However, Netflix decided to scrap the movie in its entirety.

The actress will next be seen in the action thriller The Union with Mark Wahlberg. Another one of her projects currently in post-production is the horror thriller Never Let Go.

One exciting film currently in pre-production is Roseanne Liang's action thriller Maude v Maude which will star Berry and Angelina Jolie.


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