Halle Berry related to her character in the new movie Kidnap because she panicked after losing her only daughter, Nahla Aubry.

Halle is pictured above with actor Sage Correa, 9, at the west coast premiere of Kidnap at the ArcLight Theater in Los Angeles, CA., on Monday, July 31.

The Monster's Ball actress stars in the new action thriller, in which she plays a mother who briefly leaves her son to make a phone call during a carnival and when she returns, she discovers he has been taken by kidnappers.

In an interview with ETOnline, Halle said she drew on her experience as a mother who once lost her daughter while shopping in a department store.

"I was busy looking at a tag, Nahla was very little," she told ETOnline. "She was there, I looked around, and she was not there. And you have that moment where I was like, 'Shut the store! Shut the doors!'

"I went right into 'nobody's leaving this place until I find out where my daughter is'... And it's just what happens. It's visceral."

"Luckily, she was like a foot away from me under the turnstile," she said. "But in that moment, she was gone."

Halle said she apologized to the store's employees for ordering them to lock the doors.

The 50-year-old mother-of-2 said she brought Nahla onto the set to meet her movie son, Sage Correa. She said the two children bonded quickly and "have become buddies."

Kidnap opens in theaters everywhere on August 4.

Photos by FayesVision/ WENN.com, Nicky Nelson/ WENN.com

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Mz. Halle...I say Mz. Halleee

    Is she starting to look old in the face or just tieeeddd I need to know someone chime in..

    I saw the previews of her skinning up her reebok classics on the side of that car at that very moment I decided and I just can not go see this I'll wait till redbox gets it

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I already saw this movie. For some odd reason a friend of mine had it on DVD and we watched it like a month ago. It's a really good movie so I hope it does good in the box office.

  • MistaO

    Damn I can't see busted up toes...

  • Coy little wink

    I need details on the skirt please...

  • ThottyPippen

    Longer hair always makes Halle (and many older women) look older. She looks GOOD at 50 though. Her signature pixie cut would look great on her.

  • sunni_daze

    The movie was pretty good, but it won't reflect at the box office. It's be on firestick (crystal clear) for months and everybody has probably seen it.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I would lose my soul if I ever lost one of my kids or had to deal with a kidnap situation. God Bless all parents who wake up every morning with missing kids.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Ive been lost as a kid and I have lost one too Halle. Makes you so very sick.

  • Rayne

    In the movie ... why didn't the ex husband ever call her back? I sure thought he had something to do with it.

  • Rayne

    I saw it round the same time as you.

  • Jeanine McNeal

    Thought the same thing. Plus I'm tired of the Cher hair.

  • Scromes1212

    You got kidnapped as a kid?

  • stav

    Who in their right mind is checking for a Halle Berry movie? She has no acting abilities and this is a blatant " Taken " knockoff!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    The story is about Halle relating to a LOST child. Are you slow?

  • stav

    It definitely ages her, and long hair as never looked good on her!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Stay with short hair Halle......

  • ThottyPippen

    Yep, some people just look better with shorter hair. For example, Amber Rose's bald head actually makes her look better, longer hair (or hair at all) doesn't suit her.

  • bella28498 .

    This woman is sick lol

  • Ni Ni

    She been looking tied to me since she started paying her baby daddy child support.

  • Scromes1212

    Oh my bad, I thought you were speaking from personal experience. I just imagined it being one of those comedies where the kid gets on the kidnappers nerves so bad, they just drop you off on a random corner in the projects.

  • JV

    It looks awful.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Not just about her acting ability. She has production credits in this too. Julia Roberts still damn relevant. Sandra Bullock. A whole lot of "others". From same era as Halle. Why Halle cant damn live? I dont even like her crazy ass. But shit people say about her career is unwarranted.

  • JV

    A rebuttal: Catwoman

  • Please Stop The Madness

    A rebuttal: All About Steve (Sandra Bullock)

  • stav

    This post is about Halle, when there is a post about Sandra Bullock , we'll let her have it as well!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    A rebuttal: A Mother's Day. Julia Roberts. SHE JUST DID THAT MOVIE.

    Point is they ALL have some duds in their resume.

  • stav

    Halle Berry is not a good actress PERIOD!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Whatever. You claim to be so Godly (Jehovah-ly in your case) and so woke; yet tear this black actress down when Im not sure why.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Who said she was excellent? I just said this movie is NOT about just her acting. She has MOVED INTO PRODUCING. Instead of applauding her for it you are finding glee in ripping into her acting abilities. I will pray for ya

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Halle is totally unrelatable to me...dont know why, but I just ain't feeling her.

  • stav

    Black or white what difference does it make? JW's can and do have opinions? My opinion is what it is , you shouldn't take it as personally as you are!

  • stav

    Thank you for your prayers, I stand by my opinion!

  • JV

    Objectively speaking, I think there's a strong argument Berry is not a very good actress. That's not to say I'm about to watch a Sandra Bullock movie anytime soon -- just looking at Bradley Cooper's blonde-tipped hair told me that movie is every bit as bad as its reviews -- but that's neither here nor there. I don't understand what that has to do with black or white or people having opinions on either one of them.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    First picture - she looks TIRED.
    Second picture - she looks like she is aging well.
    Camera angels & Lighting are EVERYTHING.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    WE dont have MANY actresses out here. Certainly not decorated ones and Lord KNOWS a lot MORE deserve it than her. But she is what we GOT. We should celebrate her when we can. That is what damn difference it makes. Totally and completely OVER YOUR HEAD on WHY it makes a difference.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Now ain't that's something???? I was like how is this just now coming out if it already been out sometime. Things that makes U go hmmm...

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I didnt say she was a strong actress. Please point me to where I said sucha THING?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I do not believe we should accept any old thing in the Black community BUT Halle is not the first actor to NOT have the strongest acting skills.
    She can act. Meryl Streep - NO.
    Angela Basset - NO.
    But, she alright. Good enough. Heck, I would not be the strongest actress BUT I bet I take that role & ride the career until the wheels wore off.

  • stav

    Wow ! She's an actress , she deserves to be glorified(SARCASM)! Please ! I DON'T GLORIFY IMPERFECT HUMANS. MY GLORY GOES TO THE ALMIGHTY. Thank you very much!

  • JV

    You didn't make this claim. Stav said Halle Berry is not a very good actress above and I was in agreement.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    WE shouldnt. Accept any old thing. But WE helped her and her bad ass acting to get to this point. Strictly Biz anyone? The Flintstones? I mean she has had A LOT OF STINKERS. She was the go to crack head/addict for at least 3 movies I can think of. It hasnt been pretty. But WHO was supporting those movies? WE WERE. So we cant complain now can we?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im in agreement with BOTH of yall.

    But I differ in...this.movie.is.not.about.just.her.acting.

  • stav

    We agree to disagree, and that's alright!

  • JV

    FWIW, I understand Hollywood is pretty white-washed (#OscarsSoWhite, etc) and when I see a movie that actually values diversity in their casting, I appreciate that. But I'm also not going to be a fan of an actor because of how they look.

  • 100milesperhour

    Halle can't feel her right pinky toe sitting outside the shoe?

  • JV

    No I get it, and I was actually just joking around when I brought up Catwoman. That just seemed like a universal dud we could all get a laugh on.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Might not. she a diabetic. She might have sensation issues in her feet.

  • stav

    Right , or their mediocre attempts behind the scenes. She tried but because she's black doesn't mean I need or have to advocate for her!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    And we all DID. SHE got a laugh out of it too. Showed up to the Golden Raspberry Awards (awards for worse movie of the year) and graciously accepted it for Catwoman just as she did her Oscar. Still doesnt negate the backlash she gets from so many blacks tho.

  • 100milesperhour

    I could go w/that if I didn't see every 3rd celebrity on the red carpet w/that same issue.

  • JV

    I think the actress from Belle, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is really underrated. Now she's an actor whose movies I could consider watching just based on her being in it.

  • Rayne

    Yep. I thought it was a straight to DVD movie tho

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So no slave movies, yall same folks went in on Girls Trip, no more black sports biopics, Halle Berry new movie is the same old kidnap storyline.

    Bet yall same contrary ass folks not showing up for "Detroit". Because yall hate civil rights movies too right?

  • hottlanta

    Halle been around for a long time and will continue to be around. She found out the best way to make money is behind the camera instead of always being in front of the camera. Check out two of her movies "Lackawanna Blues" and my all time favorite "There Eyes Were Watching God". She also did the life of Dorothy Dandridge. She carried those movies on her own. If she never acts again she is financially sound. Her money works for her she doesn't have to work for the money. What is in your wallet? Why do people who have no money think other people gotta be clocking in like them to make some money. Financial jealousy I assume.

  • JV

    lol well if I'd have known Halle Berry's whole family posted on here...

    That's great that she's financially sound -- I didn't see anybody say, "Hey, I hope Halle Berry goes broke!" -- but I stand by my opinion that I don't really like her movies in general.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im just trying to figure out how she went from a cultural phenom/icon...to fukk Halle. Natalie's haircut in Strictly Biz put the pixie cut on the map. Love should have brought you home last night became a REAL LIVE SAYING. Revlon had more black women purchasing than EVER following HER campaign. 2001.

    WE supported that shat. But now its fukk you Halle and all your projects you non-acting ass wench? we are so fickle as a people.

  • stav

    This is an outlet to place one's opinion , as I always do when I post. I'm not looking for you to agree with me , and you certainly don't know what's in my wallet! My post spoke on her acting abilities or lack there of IMO! I could care less about her wallet or yours, and you should be the same! Her cash or mine doesn't support you! You have your opinion which was shared as I shared mine, no one has to agree, but that stale jealousy assumption should have stayed a thought in your mind, it's just foolish! I hope she's providing you with some compensation since you're advocating so strongly ...TO PUT IN YOUR WALLET!

  • Torae

    She needs a stylist...

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I saw it, too and I liked it.

  • Phyllis

    Now Halle knows she does NOT Need to be driving in this movie..? We haven't forgotten girl.... Love the camouflage skirt !!! ?

  • hottlanta

    Had to go back and pull up Roland Martin when he talks about Snoop and other black people who complain every time a movie comes out with a black person.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDe0zdu92DU

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Thanks for this Hotlanta. Im about to pull Coon Train out.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Yeap it was pretty good. 1 to 10, I would give it an 8

  • hottlanta

    Be my guest. I have done my job and now you do yours while I grab my wig and bell bottoms.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    https://youtu.be/BVAE4lQfu_g

    Fukk it. Where the WHITE woman wimins (actresses) at?

  • Faithz

    Omg this made me cry with Laughter, Thanks

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Love Halle's skirt and legs up top!!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Awe bloop

  • Faithz

    Thanks still Lol

  • Faithz

    I had forgotten that, thanks

  • Faithz

    Halle isn't going any where, Hollywood
    love her.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Wooo I needed this today...LOL

  • Alicia.Ashe

    ??

  • hottlanta

    But they will knock you down to see Star Wars movie 1000. I saw one Star Wars movie and I slept through the rest of it but these same black people will sleep at the movie theater overnight to see it.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    "...she plays a mother who briefly leaves her son to make a phone call during a carnival and when she returns, she discovers he has been taken by kidnappers."

    The commercials seem to indicate the kid was kidnapped during a game of hide and seek. Either way, you'd have to be an idiot to let a child out of your sight in public.

  • Fire & Ice

    Saw it on bootleg last week Thursday. Ugh save your money! A good bit of it involves her on the freeway, screaming and chasing after the kidnappers ?. Halle's acting has not improved, she has no range.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    I think she is a terrible actress!

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    The movie is actually pretty good, better than I expected. I interviewed Halle the next day (after seeing the press screening) and she is stunning in person.

  • Dee

    Halle is one beautiful woman and i am straight

  • Dee

    She is getting my money this time :)

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Aunt Sandra , her daughters name is Nyla .

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree...she went the coon train way and has no audience. I loved her during the Boomerang days tho...

  • Renee Bee

    Bloopity Bloop!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    She did play a great crackhead in New Jack City. That's all I got ?????

  • Owww76

    Yes indeed, they waited way to long to release this. I looked it up on the Firestick and it was a clear HD version. Very good and entertaining movie that i was surprised.

  • Renee26

    and Losing Isaiah

  • Renee26

    Jehovah-ly....DEAD

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I'm sorry but the first thing I noticed was her lopsided lace front.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Ms Thang

    Something is always happening to her kids in movies. She threw Isaiah in the trash, the little fat kid on monster ball and now this kid.

  • Karen Brady

    ROTFLMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. This is why I can't be on this site sometimes. So true though and that's why I ain't got no interest.

  • Karen Brady

    Like she put it on in the car at a light. Smh.

  • Karen Brady

    That's what it looks like everytime I see the clip on tv. Her screaming and driving and screaming and driving some more with that sweaty mop on her head. YAWN. No range at all and I'm still hot behind her winning an Oscar for getting banged on her knees from behimd by Billy Bob Thornton. I mean really?

  • Karen Brady

    that skirt :-)

  • Karen Brady

    Ooooooooooo.. good thing Halley don't have a beehive or a navy cuz you'd be in TROUBLE trouble *in my Bernie Mac voice*. :-).

  • Fire & Ice

    Don't say I didn't try to save you ????

  • Karen Brady

    Caught my eye immediately. And if that ain't one of the most irritating feelings.. I have to stop and put the shoe on all over again.. get everything stuffed up in there nice and tight.

  • Karen Brady

    Especially KK.. her toes be on the sidewalk while her shoes are on her feet.

  • Fire & Ice

    "sweaty mop" LMAO!!!! You basically summed it up

  • Karen Brady

    Same here. Not hating but I've never.

  • Karen Brady

    BOOMERANG!!!!! :-).. and even that movie she did with corny Martin from The Cosby Show.

  • Karen Brady

    I hate when she wears extensions... her short hair is perfect for her.

  • Karen Brady

    Ummm not me.

  • Karen Brady

    Right? Cousins, aunties.. lol

  • Karen Brady

    *Drops mic* !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    LMAO.. you are very quick with yours:-)

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    It was a good movie.... to watch at home. Could have easily went straight to Netflix. I would have been salty if I went to the movie.

  • Karen Brady

    I agree. Not running out to see either of them and it's not a race thing, just a matter of preference. I can easily pass on both but I've seen them in things that I did truly enjoy.

  • Karen Brady

    You! They said lost not kidnapped :-).

  • Karen Brady

    I'm so sorry for both incidents. I lost a kid once for about 30 minutes. Makes me sick just remembering it. And grateful. very grateful for getting her back unharmed.

  • yvette46

    Next..

  • Karen Brady

    Why are you so damn funny? LMAO.

  • Karen Brady

    I said this above. Hate when she lets them put extensions on her. No need. Ever. It's not for everybody

  • Karen Brady

    Alright Marcus :-)

  • Karen Brady

    Same. She's been looking tired to me for some time now.

  • MsPam

    Halle can't act, I'm going to see the movie "Detroit" this weekend.

  • Jennifer

    This movie seems like "The Call" or "Gothika" where she actually did an OK job. I'll wait for it to come on cable. Lately, her movies seem like made for tv movies. I miss the Strictly Business and Boomerang Halle :(

  • stav

    Right! Surely nonsensical!

  • teather

    She looks lovely as usual. The little boy is a total cutie pie! He's totally 9! Cute.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • lilli lilian

    "at a light" LOL!!!

  • interestingconcept1

    my goodness, I thought this movie had already happened. I have interest in her as an actress...

  • interestingconcept1

    Sigh. I was trying to ignore it...why is Halle struggling with wigs? Always. Just wear your hair Halle. Im the same way, wigs and I don't get along.

  • lilli lilian

    I saw that this said "wimins" and "coon train" and I snickered and had a feeling it might be a bad idea to play at my work desk.....I played it...this produced the kind of laughter that's best done at home...loud, teary-eyed and a little snorty

  • LuLu

    Look again. It's the way the shoe is made. Kelly Rowland has a pair like it, when I noticed. SHOLE couldn't wear them. They look uncomfortable ...

  • IamAllnatural

    I saw it last weekend too,which was a waste of my time. She probably ruined her career with this terrible movie. I was more mad with her than the kidnappers. The movie should've been 20 minutes long. Don't waste your money. This was a horrible, horrible movie (in my trump voice)!

  • IamAllnatural

    She always has a blank look on her face, kinda weird!

  • Faithz

    You hit the nail on the head, and you are so right.

  • IamAllnatural

    I ?? her skirt, but the movie gets ????!

  • Luvn_it

    My friend actually said it was good, but he has had a crush on Halle forever so can't really take his opinion. I decided I wasn't interested in watching it.

  • Malcom Flex

    She's still looking good.

  • dontgetblocked

    Age is trashing her face. She's always got some fake story to tell when a movie came out. You lost your daughter for 20 seconds and went off on the staff. Sigh. Oh Halle. This is why you can't keep a man.

  • bklyngirl11233

    It was good...watched it on Fire Stick last night.

  • Bonny

    Lol

  • Please Stop The Madness

    What's your excuse? You ain't got either

  • Li

    This. Was. A Good movie. I saw it with a crowd at a screening and people were on the edge of their seats. This is Halle's wheelhouse: A woman in distress. She should stick with these kind of movies. She doesn't look a day over 30. On the screen 99% of the time; may be seeing her at Awards time.

  • Li

    It's worth seeing in the movie. It's a woman's movie.

  • dontgetblocked

    What I don't have is three ex-husbands and a baby daddy who hates me.

  • iAmsterdam

    Wow that wig is not a good look.
    Look at that hairline

  • Allihave2say

    Auntie please excuse my words but:
    This tired ass bitch is so extra dramatic and not in a good way. No amount of real association to any story will every make this trick a good actress. Not even a fair actress.

  • Allihave2say

    "She doesn't look a day over 30." Right because she looks 10 days over 50.

  • Allihave2say

    Tell the damn truth and shame this psycho she-devil.

  • Allihave2say

    Ion't watch her movies because she bores me and I know she's cray cray for crazy. When I saw the previous I felt it was a TV movie that they posted on screens bc of her name.

  • Allihave2say

    When she said in the commercial preview "you messed with/took the wrong kid" I said ugh the same level of acting and a none convincing face.

  • Allihave2say

    Halle is nuts. Her mind is warped so when she puts on wigs they are warped because her mind sees them as straight because it's warped.

    She reminds me of an old lady I knew who always had on lopsided wigs, red lipstick and chewing gum.

  • Allihave2say

    We just don't care.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Yet you responded...... carry on troll !!

  • HelloToni

    I thought the movie was petty good!

  • ?Royalty?

    LOL! I'm gonna need you to get out of my head.

  • ?Royalty?

    I might go see it.
    I hated that they cancelled her show Extant.

  • ?Royalty?

    Lawd. Lmaooooo *Trying to find that Gif of the toddler praying over the room*

  • Karen Brady

    Yep.. looks like The Call to me everytime I see the commercial. Defintely cable movie, just like The Call.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAO.. like some damn mascara. Girl you can't mess with some glue and edges at the light!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Lol

  • hottlanta

    Lot's of people lose their kids in stores. She just said she was looking at a tag for a few seconds and her child was gone. Why are you saying she can't keep a man when a man isn't doing what he is suppose to do to keep her. I guess she was supposed to stay married to sex-tricked-out Eric Benet and be the wife who get all kinds of diseases and self respect so women like you can say she can't keep a man. But you haven't called him a whore and he also got the luxury to marry again and no one said a word. Are you complaining about serial marrier Steve Harvey and his 3 wives. Yet women made him rich and the go-to-guy expert on relationships when he couldn't keep his wives and yet we call Halle the crazy one. DUH!!! If Halle wrote a book on relationships women will give her all kinds of hell. We got a President right now with 5 kids by 3 different women. Haven't someone broke up with you or you broke up with someone. Women stopped basing their worth on whether or not they got a man a long time ago. that is so played. Halle keep collecting them husbands chile while some women are going through all kinds of hell to get one. Keep it moving like Elizabeth Taylor. Those who can't get mad at those who can.

  • iAmsterdam

    I kinda like it here.. i think i stay a lil longer ?

  • ?Royalty?

    LOL

  • Bdot

    Halle still a good look, but all I can think of is how batshit crazy she is.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    It was decently good.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    LOL...I thought the same thing....30 is a bit of a stretch....let's just say she looks good for her age.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I say the same things when people bash her. I've probably had more relationships than halle and I've been married for 10 years before too. Right now I'm single...and I'm happier now than I've ever been. People speak on ther mental sanity like they actually know her...Halle has fatherlessdaughter syndrome just like so many of us....Looking for love in the wrong places, trusting the wrong phuck boys....the only difference is she's a celebrity....

  • hottlanta

    How you gonna go from her talking about her daughter in a store she can't keep a man. Whether her dad in her life or not she knows when she is not being respected by a man and move the hell on. I guess the poor lady in Florida who lost her life last week married to a sorry azz husband should get roses and praise for staying with a sorry man. That phrase is so played,lame and sexist. I guess if I stomped my toe, folks would say I can't keep a man because I stomped my toe.

  • Allihave2say

    And you keep responding. Come on and troll with me.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    You may be the reigning troll master since Aunt Sandy kicked out all the other Trolls out . You can keep your title ..... Have a great rest of the week .

  • Li

    Actually sometimes I think looking the same at 50 that you did at 30 can go against you as an actress. I see some actresses who haven't aged (jennifer aniston) it's like they're frozen in time. And I think what's going to happen when they're 70/80? Are they going to look like Cher looks? Meryl Streep is like that -- preserved well and never ages. It's not quite natural to me.

  • Allihave2say

    Awe says the troll hunter always trolling and thing she's big shit. Miss me with your pile. I was simply being friendly but go hid under a bridge. I certainly will pass your ass up from now on and feel free to do the same. Here's a crown for you miss high and mighty ?

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I am devastated .... ? Hopefully you will keep your promise this time !

  • Allihave2say

    Yet you are still commenting to me. What? Geesh!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Lies ... I thought you were ignoring me. Can't help yourself I know ....