One of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Halle Berry is prepping up for her upcoming role in the movie “Bruised” by training with MMA and UFC superstar Brian Ortega.
In the movie, Berry portrays a down and out MMA star who is trying to prove the world and her son wrong and make a triumphant return in the ultra-competitive world of the combat sport. The 52-year old actress is not only the lead star in the movie but also is helming up the director’s chair for the flick.
Berry confirmed the news on her Instagram account, expressing her gratefulness towards the No.1 Featherweight fighter in the world. She wrote, “All about this #ManCrushMonday – the #1 UFC ranked featherweight. So grateful he said yes to training with me in preparation for #BruisedTheMovie, and cannot wait to share what we cook up together.”
Ortega also posted on his Instagram account, writing, “I’ll gladly take the man crush Monday from you @halleberry, I’m honored and happy to train with you. ”
The 28-year old is soon emerging as one of the biggest stars in the whole of UFC. He has contested in 15 fights and was unbeaten till his last fight at UFC 231 against Max Holloway in Toronto Canada. He lost the match by a TKO due to a doctor stoppage.
Apart from training with Brian Ortega, Berry has also taken up other fitness drills like boxing to get herself in shape for the movie.
With a certified legend of the octagon like Brian Ortega training her, is there any doubt in anybody’s mind that the Monster’s Ball actress will completely ace the role in the upcoming movie?