Berry is circumspect. It left them with as much hope as conflict, and it was left for the audience to decide what happens in the morning. Sustained by her "five tried-and-true friends", a close relationship with her mother and a strong sense of spirituality, Berry says that she is now as driven by her desire for a secure life for her family as by ambition. As for Foxx, I think there was no controversy because people honestly didn't care. Apparently, some people persist in being willfully ignorant and threaten rewrites rather than conduct competent research on views by African Americans about the film during that time. A year later she she played Storm, a mutant who has the ability to control the weather, in the sci-fi hit X-Men. I think it's always best to be who you are, and that's who I was in that moment. She survived a difficult three-year marriage to baseball player David Justice that was seldom out of the public eye. PennyGWoods , 17 April UTC Or maybe the possibility that if there is an African American who makes any sort of positive comment about anything about this movie, they will get shouted down by those who feel the need to be politically correct. One more thing: I briefly interviewed two elderly black women exiting the multiplex theatre where Monster's Ball was being run in upstate New York. It would do much better a to cite specific writers who held the beliefs which are here being ascribed to "African Americans"; and b to accurately describe these attitudes not with the vague expression "cultural, political, and religious mores" but rather as racial-purity or anti-miscegenation beliefs. We have a requirement here to cite sources , and to avoid attributing to a vague group such as "African Americans" what appear to be views that are not in fact widely held. They didn't run off and get married. Since the couple met in , Brad now keeps as far away from them as possible. It also implies that non-black winners are put on a pedestal where they are shielded from sex scenes while black actresses are sexualized.