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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Star Alexandra Shipp Didn’t Hear Back From Halle Berry After Reaching Out

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X-Men: Apocalypse is having an unsteady journey to theaters this coming Memorial Day, but bad reviews aside, we’re still excited for some of its aspects. There’s the delightful Alexandra Shipp, for instance. Shipp is succeeding Halle Berry in the role of Storm. Yahoo Movies had the chance to sit down with Shipp, and she discussed her preparation for the role with our senior editor, Kevin Polowy. “I spent the first month trying to imitate Halle Berry, for a minute,” Shipp said. “Because I was like, how am I going to live up to Halle Berry?”

“I was like, ‘All right, hold on. People aren’t going to want to see you be Halle Berry. Otherwise they’re going to want Halle, you know? You got to find your own Storm. You got to find who you think Storm is in these moments and in this time in her life.’”

Shipp tried getting in touch with Berry, but that didn’t work out. “I reached out to her,” Shipp said. “You know, Halle’s got her show and her family and stuff. So I understand, she’s got her thing going on. Also, I think that my email might have scared her because it was a lot of word vomit. Like, ‘Oh, my God, I love you, you’re so amazing. What does your hair smell like? What perfume do you wear? If you had a favorite deodorant scent, what would it be?’”

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