It looks like Halle Berry is sending her regards to Broadway.
The Oscar-winning actress will no longer be appearing in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, citing “child-custody issues” over her 3-year-old daughter, Nahla.
Despite news that Berry and ex, Gabriel Aubry, had reached a mutual agreement regarding the custody of their daughter after a bitter dispute, The New York Times now reports that the 44-year-old actress was “all but confirmed” to play the role of “Camae” alongside Samuel Jackson, but recently dropped out of the production.
Ms. Berry would not be appearing in the role due to child-custody issues,” the producers of the play announced in a statement.
But as we know – the show must go on.
The Mountaintop will still be opening on Broadway this fall. No word has yet been released on Halle’s replacement.
This is the second role that Berry has given up due to her on-going custody battle with Aubry. She was previously slated for a large part in the star-packed film, New Year’s Eve, but because Gabriel did not agree with her taking Nahla to New York with her while she filmed, Halle opted for a smaller role.