Halle Berry reveals Bryan Singer clashes on set of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

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Detail from Halle Berry's X-MenL: Days of Future Past character poster. (20th Century Fox)
Detail from Halle Berry's X-MenL: Days of Future Past character poster. (20th Century Fox)

Halle Berry has said she clashed with director Bryan Singer on the set of the 2014 X-Men film, Days Of Future Past.

The Hollywood star, who played Storm in the superhero series, said she became “very angry” with Singer on a number of occasions and said “a few cuss words” out of “sheer frustration”.

The 54-year-old said her behaviour had been prompted by Singer’s lack of focus on set, which she suggested had been caused by his own “struggles”.

Last year, a magazine article in the US alleged that Singer sexually assaulted four men while they were under-age,

Singer has repeatedly denied the claims and called the report “a homophobic smear piece” at the time.

Speaking to Variety, Berry said: “Bryan’s not the easiest dude to work with.

“I mean, everybody’s heard the stories — I don’t have to repeat them — and heard of his challenges, and what he struggles with.

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“I would sometimes be very angry with him. I got into a few fights with him, said a few cuss words out of sheer frustration.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09:  Bryan Singer attends the "X-Men: Apocalypse"  Global Fan Screening at BFI IMAX on May 9, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
Bryan Singer attends the "X-Men: Apocalypse" Global Fan Screening at BFI IMAX on May 9, 2016. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)

“When I work, I’m serious about that. And when that gets compromised, I get a little nutty.

“But at the same time, I have a lot of compassion for people who are struggling with whatever they’re struggling with, and Bryan struggles.”

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Berry continued: “Sometimes, because of whatever he’s struggling with, he just didn’t always feel present. He didn’t feel there.

“And we’re outside in our little X-Men stage freezing our ass off in Banff, Canada, with subzero weather and he’s not focusing. And we’re freezing.

“You might get a little mad.”

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20:  (L-R) Actor Ian McKellen, actress Halle Berry and actress Anna Paquin speak at the 20th Century Fox "X-Men: Days of Future Past" panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Ian McKellen, Halle Berry and Anna Paquin speak at the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" panel during Comic-Con International 2013. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Singer signed on as director of 2018 Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody but left production before the film was completed, amid reports of “creative differences” with star Rami Malek.

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Following the allegations, Bafta removed Singer’s name from Bohemian Rhapsody’s nomination for the best British film award.

Singer’s representative has been contacted for comment.