X MEN II director Bryan Singer insists Halle Berry's absence from the movie's British premiere had nothing to do with their reported falling out.

Newspaper reports claimed the pair fell out after a row between Singer and producer TOM DE SANTO.

But the movie-maker, who had a brief acting part in Star Trek: NEMESIS, claims he is very good friends with the MONSTER'S BALL OSCAR winner.

He states, "It is absolutely not true. Halle Berry is my best friend. She can't be here because she's filming in Montreal."

27/04/2003 11:32