Internet friends make me normal: Berry

HOLLYWOOD: Oscar winner Halle Berry finds fame so lonely, she has used the internet to find friends.

The actress admits in the past she has used websites to meet people and have "normal" conversations, away from the superficiality of Hollywood.

But she insists she stopped short of ever romancing a cyber companion.

Berry explains, "I never went so far as a date. But I've gone online and pretended to be someone else, in an attempt to have some anonymity.

"I've tried, many times, to have a normal conversation when celebrity wasn't a part of it. Sometimes it worked and at others it became a little weird.

"The reason I did it was I wanted to remember what it was like to have a real, honest exchange with someone and to be treated normally."