Although this is the first time that Berry has appeared naked on screen, her body has long been a hot topic of debate. The year-old has spent the morning at Pinewood Studios in London, where she is completing a four-month stint filming the next Bond movie. As the director, producer, writer and star, perhaps it is unsurprising that it was Vincent Gallo who was at the receiving end of the film's major sex scene. It's for the women that stand beside me - Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett - and it's for every nameless, faceless woman of colour that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened. The only thing I can tell you I've noticed so far is that people, especially in London - and not black people, but all people - are coming up and telling me how impacted they were and what it meant to them. Two days later I was back on Bond, working hour days, so I haven't even had time to reflect. Was it for real?
Delicate and precise, and perhaps a little nervous, Berry exhibits that particular strain of sunny-side-up guile-free empathy beloved of the upper echelons of Hollywood stardom.
Gunners battle for keeper Jan Oblak. What other people think has become very insignificant to me. Movie sex scenes they still talk about. She survived a difficult three-year marriage to baseball player David Justice that was seldom out of the public eye. I know - I know how I get there, and I know what I get and I know how I take decisions and that's really what's become important.