Halle Berry Has Never Had A Birthday Party
Halle Berry tells us all about her favorite birthday...or...uh...her lack of one.
Released on 8/14/2016
[Interviewer] What was your most memorable birthday,
not necessarily year but event?
What's memorable about my birthday
is I've never had a birthday party (chuckling).
I don't know if it's so much by choice.
I don't remember having them as a child.
I'm not gonna say my mother never threw a party
but I have no memory of ever having a birthday party.
And, as I surely became an adult,
I've never had a birthday party.
And, now that I'm approaching a big birthday,
everybody I know is saying,
Now's the year to have a birthday party.
You gotta have a birthday party.
And, I just don't want a birthday party.
[Interviewer] So, what do you generally do
on your birthday?
I do like I would do on any other day.
[Interviewer] You don't, you don't like eat a cake or...
Nope, don't get a cake.
[Interviewer] You don't do anything indulgent.
And, so and I don't like to count my years
by counting that, you know.
[Interviewer] I agree.
You know, that's not how I define who I am.
I try not to focus on it.
And, it's not just because I'm hitting a big one.
I've always been that way.
My age doesn't define where I am in life,
what I can do, what I can't do.
I feel like it puts limits on people
when you start thinking about that number.
[Interviewer] For sure.
So, I just let that day come and go,
onto the next.