By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 02:39 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 02:39 BST, 11 September 2020
Halle Berry has claimed that studios were too scared to support a James Bond spin-off based on her character Jinx.
The Oscar-winning actress played NSA agent Jinx Johnson in the 2002 007 film Die Another Day, which starred Pierce Brosnan, 67. as the British spy.
Producer Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson lobbied for the character to get her own movie, although MGM were put off by an $80 million price tag, a decision Halle branded as 'disappointing' in a cover interview with Variety.
Bond girl: Halle Berry, shown in May 2019 in New York City, has claimed that studios were too scared to support a James Bond spin-off based on her character Jinx
In the interview, she said: 'It was very disappointing.
'It was ahead of its time. Nobody was ready to sink that kind of money into a black female action star. They just weren't sure of its value. That's where we were then.'
The Ohio native instead took on the title role of Catwoman in the 2004 superhero film after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the 2001 romantic drama Monster's Ball.
'People said to me, ''You can't do that. You've just won the Oscar'',' Berry said. 'Because I didn't do Jinx, I thought, ''This is a great chance for a woman of color to be a superhero. Why wouldn't I try this?'''
Spy film: The Oscar-winning actress played NSA agent Jinx Johnson in the 2002 film Die Another Day, which starred Pierce Brosnan, 67. as the British spy James Bond
Berry said the 'story didn't feel quite right' with its shaky plot involving a conspiracy behind a