“I’m in total shock. completely heartbroken. gonna need a minute,” Berry’s caption read.
Written by actress Troy Byer and directed by Robert Townsend, the movie centers around two Georgia women who venture to Los Angeles to try and raise some money to open their own business.
Desselle Reid appeared in several other projects, including the 2011 Tyler Perry film “Madea’s Big Happy Family” and the TV sitcom “Eve.”
Berry wrote that Desselle Reid “could never dim her light and it was infectious.”
“Natalie represented actual black women, not what black women are perceived to be,” Berry wrote. “For that she was often underrated, passed over – deprived of the platform she truly deserved. But her light continues to shine through the people who grew up watching her, the people who knew her best and those of us who loved her.”