Halle Berry Takes 'The Call' Hollywood

Cast and guests pack the Arclight for the Sony pic's preem

A crowded turnout of journos and attendees at the March 5 premiere of Sony’s “The Call” had even star Halle Berry surprised.

“I’m just shocked that this many people showed up,” Berry said on the Arclight red carpet, where she was joined by helmer Brad Anderson and co-stars including Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut and Michael Eklund.

The thesp had nothing but praise for the film and for her character, a 911 operator turned vigilante.

“I love the character,” Berry said. “Rarely do I find roles to play that are this meaty and empowering, so I desperately wanted to do this movie.”

Breslin said that her character’s abduction and entrapment in a car trunk by no means deterred her from taking the part.

“You have to want to play a character for such a long period of time,” Breslin said, before adding, “It was pretty rough being trapped in a truck for so long, but it was worth it to do this movie.”

Sony’s Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal and guests migrated to the Arclight lounge for a low-key reception afterwards.


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