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

Credits

Starring: Halle Berry
Director: Lynn Hirschberg

Transcript

00:00
[Interviewer] What was your most memorable birthday,
00:02
not necessarily year but event?
00:05
What's memorable about my birthday
00:06
is I've never had a birthday party (chuckling).
00:08
[Interviewer] Never?
00:09
Never.
00:16
I don't know if it's so much by choice.
00:17
I don't remember having them as a child.
00:19
I'm not gonna say my mother never threw a party
00:21
but I have no memory of ever having a birthday party.
00:25
And, as I surely became an adult,
00:27
I've never had a birthday party.
00:29
And, now that I'm approaching a big birthday,
00:32
everybody I know is saying,
00:34
Now's the year to have a birthday party.
00:35
You gotta have a birthday party.
00:36
And, I just don't want a birthday party.
00:40
[Interviewer] So, what do you generally do
00:41
on your birthday?
00:42
Nothing.
00:43
I do like I would do on any other day.
00:46
[Interviewer] You don't, you don't like eat a cake or...
00:48
Nope, don't get a cake.
00:49
[Interviewer] You don't do anything indulgent.
00:50
Nope.
00:51
And, so and I don't like to count my years
00:53
by counting that, you know.
00:55
[Interviewer] I agree.
00:56
You know, that's not how I define who I am.
00:58
I try not to focus on it.
01:00
And, it's not just because I'm hitting a big one.
01:01
I've always been that way.
01:02
My age doesn't define where I am in life,
01:05
what I can do, what I can't do.
01:06
I feel like it puts limits on people
01:08
when you start thinking about that number.
01:10
[Interviewer] For sure.
01:10
So, I just let that day come and go,
01:13
onto the next.
01:14
(interviewer laughing)