Many people are praising Halle Berry’s decision to speak to a pair of black journalists at the red carpet premiere of "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum."
Emerald Marie, a journalist with Where’s the Buzz TV, was one of two black journalists covering the red carpet. In an Instagram post, Marie says Berry’s publicist tried to escort her away, but the Oscar winner decided to stop and chat with her.
“I can’t skip my brother and sister,” Marie said in a video she posted to the site. “And she turned back around and walked right up to us. And we interviewed her.”
Lamar Dawson, a journalist with Logo TV, was standing right next to Marie.
"When Halle came back, I was able to talk to her quickly about her show 'Boomerang' and how important it is for the show to feature black, LGBTQ storylines — an interview question the mainstream outlets aren't going to ask thus underscoring the importance of diversity in newsrooms and the importance of outlets that seek to give a voice to marginalized people. I'm grateful for Halle for seeing us out there," he told InsideEdition.com.
Marie told Vibe magazine the moment was significant for more than one reason.
"Oftentimes, black reporters and black outlets are pushed to the end and unable to get the proper interview that they need,” she stated.
Berry was asked about her decision in an interview with Black Hollywood Live.
“I’m gonna make time for the media and I’m certainly gonna make time for my black brothers and sisters,” she said.