OSCAR winner Berry has remained close to the 11-year-old, despite splitting with her father Eric Benet, and was determined India should be the first to find out.
She says, "When I was offered the role I went straight home and told her and she celebrated because as young woman, especially a woman of colour, even at the young age of 11, she knew the importance of that.
"She knew how happy I was and in turn she was thrilled, not only because it was her stepmother who got the role but because she would get to see a powerful woman in one of these films because she was a fan of Batman, Superman and SPIDER-MAN, now she would get to see Catwoman.
"She was happy and inspired and loved the movie. I asked if she was sure that it wasn't just because I was her mom but she said no, she really enjoyed it."03/08/2004 14:06