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Berry Makes the Most of Suicide

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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In today's The Scoop, Halle Berry regurgitates a near-suicide for the second time to promote a film. Jeannette Walls pulls Berry quotes from a forthcoming interview in Parade, in which the Oscar-winning actress admits to contemplating suicide in the wake of her divorce from baseball's David Justice—the same story Berry told five years ago in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times.

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When she was promoting Die Another Day, Berry said:

"The heartbreak of getting divorced was devastating to me. I was a woman who grew up with the fantasy that you find your prince, he takes care of you, and then there's instant happiness ... When he went away, my self worth was gone and I felt like nothing ... So, I sat in my car one night planning to die ... But I sat in that car thinking of my mother and knowing that I'd break her heart if I killed myself. Suicide is such a cowardly act. So, I opened the car door, went back in the house, and decided to deal with my pain."
"I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming, when I had an image of my mother finding me ... She sacrificed so much for her children, and to end my life would be an incredibly selfish thing to do. It was all about a relationship ... I promised myself I would never be a coward again."

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