Halle Berry’s character in Kidnap is one of determination in the face of adversity. The actress can certainly identify with her onscreen role because of her resolve as a celebrity mom off-screen. It was just a few years ago that Halle along with other star moms took efforts to protect their kids to the state level with a bill that barred paparazzi from harassing children of celebrity parents.

“I had to change the law,” Halle tells Extra. “I had to change the law, and so when you have that will and that desire… you’d be surprised what you can actually do.”


Halle did enough to convince Governor Jerry Brown and state legislatures to make their proposal a law. Paparazzi now face up to a year in jail if they harass children of celebrity parents.

“I have that mama-bear spirit not only for my kids but for all children so it tapped right into the heart of I think who I am as a person,” Halle says of her role as Karla Dyson in Kidnap. “I can’t think of a role that I’ve ever played that really tapped into Halle, into me… This role is more me than anybody… than any role I’ve ever played, I think.”

Check out the trailer for Kidnap below, and see the film in theaters today.


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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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