Thornton portrays a widowed corrections officer who begins a relationship with a woman Berry , unaware that she is the widow of a man Combs he executed. Berry received positive reviews for her performance and won the Academy Award for Best Actress , becoming the first and, as of , only African-American woman and the only woman of color to win the award. Hank Grotowski, a widower , and his son, Sonny, are correctional officers in a prison in Georgia. They reside with Hank's father, Buck, a bigoted retired correctional officer whose wife Hank's mom died by suicide. Sonny is friends with Cooper brothers Willie and Darryl, who Hank frightens off with a shotgun at the behest of Buck, and is later confronted by their father Ryrus.
Billy Bob Thornton talks "Monster Ball" scene with Halle Berry on #SwayInTheMorning
Sex scene with Halle Berry in Monster's Ball felt real: Billy Bob Thornton - Movies News
Check out our list of the month's most anticipated films and shows to stream from home. Watch the video. Set in the Southern United States, 'Monster's Ball' is a tale of a racist white man, Hank, who falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband.
Billy Bob Thornton Recalls His 'Heavy' Sex Scene With Halle Berry In 'Monster's Ball'
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When Thornton dropped by HuffPost Live to discuss his Emmy nomination for "Fargo," he and host Ricky Camilleri chatted about what it was like to film that scene, which has become one of the most popular sex scenes on the Internet. There's obviously some excitement in filming an intimate moment with one of Hollywood's sexiest women, but Thornton said because the film was so dark, he felt "pretty exposed" rather than titillated. Still, it was a thrill to work on, he said.