Halle Berry hails Flintstones role as 'a big step forward for black people'

Halle Berry believes her appearance in 'The Flintstones' was "a big step forward for black people".

The 57-year-old actress played Miss Sharon Stone in the live-action adaptation of the animated sitcom, and Halle thinks her appearance represents a landmark moment for "black women especially".

After re-watching the 1994 comedy movie, Halle wrote on Instagram: "You guys message me every year about The Flintstones film so I thought I’d do something special for the 30th anniversary [heart emoji] Love you all for loving Miss Stone all this time (sic)"

The Oscar-winning actress subsequently hailed the cultural significance of her role.

Halle - who starred alongside the likes of John Goodman, Rosie O'Donnell and Rick Moranis in the film - explained: "Being a black woman in Bedrock seemed like a little thing but, you know, 'The Flintstones' was the fabric of our culture. I knew that this was a big step forward for black people - black women especially.

"While it was silly, and it was over the top and campy, I knew then how important this little part in this big movie actually would be."

Halle previously took to social media to hail Miss Stone, describing her on-screen character as being "the blueprint".

Alongside some video clips from the comedy movie, the Hollywood star wrote on X in 2022: "everyone said, “oh why would you want to do a movie based on a cartoon?” .. to see 28 years later, that this character has become so beloved and has resonated with so many of you is so gratifying [heart emoji] draped in brown, but Miss Stone is still the blueprint. (sic)"