Why you shouldn’t have a backup plan if you want to succeed, according to Halle Berry
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Why you shouldn’t have a backup plan if you want to succeed, according to Halle Berry

Whoever was responsible for telling Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry to have a backup plan became one of her inspirations to move forward with her dreams.

Berry revealed that the worst advice she’s ever received was to “have a backup plan” and that ignoring that guidance was important for her to achieve her goals.

She made the comments while taking part in an Entertainment Weekly segment called “Bold School.”

“You never want a backup plan because if you have a backup plan, chances are you’ll fall to your backup plan,” she told the outlet.

“I think you have to have blinders on, and you have to have only one goal, and you have to be relentless in your pursuit of that goal,” Berry added.

So when she was told to have a second option in the past, Berry said, “‘Screw that. Not gonna have a backup plan.’”

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She also discussed finding a voice throughout the decades in her career and how it was an asset to her craft.

“Being emotional and sensitive has made me the actor that I am today…It’s probably the greatest assets that I have,” she continued.

Check out the clip below.

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On August 10, Berry had been revealed as the cover for the September issue of EW, as she spoke about her directorial debut in the film Bruised.

While filming, she revealed that she broke two ribs on the first day of shooting the film, which weren’t the same ribs she cracked while filming the 2019 movie John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.

Also starring in the film, Berry plays Jackie Justice, a disgraced Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who is also fighting for custody of her son and for one more chance at victory in the octagon.

Bruised is set to stream on Netflix on November 24.

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