Halle Berry feels like 2019 will be her ‘defining year.’
The 52-year-old actress is executive producing a TV series adaptation of her 1992 rom-com Boomerang for BET, and she is also directing and starring in her first movie for the big screen, Bruised, a mixed martial arts drama.
Despite more than two decades in the movie business, the former Bond girl says she feels like now is her moment to ‘step into another light’ as she hit the Boomerang premiere at the Saban Theatre in North Hollywood on Monday wearing a fun mini dress.
Party time: Halle Berry looked excited to be heading to the premiere of Boomerang in LA on Monday night
Leggy wonder: The Catwoman star showed off her lean, long legs as she walked with a pal
Show off your shoulders like Halle in a bardot dress by Elie Saab
Elie Saab off shoulder dress
Check it out at Moda Operandi
Say Elie Saab, and red carpet-worthy long gowns might spring to mind. But when you see the intricate detail on this mini dress, you can tell it’s the work of the dreamy designer label!
Halle Berry showed off her incredible figure in this dress (HOW is she 52 please?), which hails from the Spring/Summer ’19 collection. We’re swooning over the eyelash lace trim and floral bead embellishment, plus the long sleeves and off shoulder shape are super flattering. Love how she’s fashioned the silk scarf that was shown around the waist on the runway model as a neck tie too!
This dress isn’t currently available to buy, but click (right) to take a closer look over at Moda Operandi.
Or get the Elie Saab look on a budget with the help of our edit below. This Nazz Collection number will knock their socks off on your next night out.
* PRICES MAY NOT BE AS ADVERTISED
‘This is, I think, going to be a really defining time in my life for me to step into another light, into another area that I’m completely passionate about and I’m so ready for.’
Halle also hinted that her character Angela Lewis may make an appearance in the TV series.
Tres chic: She added a scarf around her neck which sort of went with her floral dress
She said: ‘I can’t speak for anybody else, but there may be a possibility for Angela to show up.’
Halle teased that Angela would still be the same old ‘girl next door’ if she returns.
She said: ‘I don’t think Angela will have changed too much.
‘I mean, she will have changed, she will have grown, she will be smarter, more confident as she aged, but she’ll be still Angela.
‘She’ll still be the girl next door.’
Hitting the town in style: The event was held at the Saban Theatre in North Hollywood
Back in the day: Berry starred alongside Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence and Grace Jones in the original 1992 romantic comedy film Boomerang
And praising the new cast, she added: ‘I say go get it! This is their generation and they’re speaking to their generation and they’re all brand new and sparkly and mad talented and excited.’
Halle starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy and she has teamed up with Master of None writer-and-actress Lena Waithe to executive produce the TV version.
Speaking about the project, Halle said previously: ‘I’m thrilled to team up with Lena on this project as she is without a doubt a leading voice of her generation and a trail blazer in her own right.
She works hard at it: Berry trains every day with a personal trainer whom she has become close to in the past year
‘I’m truly excited to be a part of bringing this iconic and beloved film to the small screen.’
Boomerang starred Eddie as hot shot advertising executive and womanizer Marcus Graham who gets a taste of his own medicine when he meets his new boss Jacqueline Broyer – played by The Perfect Match actress Robin Givens – which forces him to reassess his chauvinistic behavior and outlook on life.
Halle portrayed his colleague and love interest.
The new series will focus on the lives of Jacqueline’s son and married couple Marcus and Angela’s daughter as they seek to step out of their parents’ shadows.
Working it: Berry, 52, attended a Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, California in promotion of the new series, Boomerang
On Monday afternoon Halle was at a panel at the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California.
Berry wore a black pantsuit that consisted of glossy flared pants and a matching blazer.
The Cleveland, Ohio native matched it with a pair of black heels and had her long brown tresses pulled up into a loose top bun.
Star power: Lena Waithe and Berry are part of the executive producing team for the BET series
Team work: Ben Cory Jones, Brittany Inge, RJ Walker, Lala Milan, Lena Waithe, Halle Berry, Dime Davis, Tetona Jackson and Tequan Richmond took the stage for the panel
While fielding questioned from on stage, Berry called the series a ‘fresh take’ on the 1992 film.
‘I wanted to tell the story in a fresh way and deal with all of the issues that millennials are facing, which is very different to the issues of 1992, and to carry on the legacy of the original movie.’
The 10-episode season of Boomerang revolves around a successful executive who finds that his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new boss turns out to be a bigger deviant that he is.
It is described as an updated version that explores contemporary workplace dynamics, including the changing role of gender, office politics, relationships and the conflicts between Generation X and millennials.’