Halle Berry only agreed to star in the second X-Men sequel after studio bosses agreed to give her a bigger role in the forthcoming movie.

The OSCAR-winner was reluctant to reprise her role as STORM in X-MEN 3 - but producer LAUREN SCHULER convinced her by boosting her character's involvement.

Schuler says, "I love working with her. We would only write a huge role for her, so she's right in that respect. We would make sure that would happen."

Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Famke Janssen are also expected to reprise their roles in film, set to begin shooting next year (05).

11/05/2004 13:20