Academy Award-winner Halle Berry gets glam on the November cover of InStyle, on newsstands Friday. The actress, 46, opens up about her upcoming nuptials with Olivier Martinez, her bitter custody battle, and her hopes to move overseas in an “appeal of privacy” for her 4-year-old daughter Nahla.
On why she wants to move to France: “It’s the appeal of privacy and a greater sense of safety for Nahla. I don’t want her to grow up around the tabloids. Because we are followed all the time, she is starting to feel like she is somehow special, and of course she is, but I want her to understand that she’s special because of who she is, not because she was born into this celebrity blender.”
On her custody battle: “There is turbulence, bit this too shall pass.”
On her wedding plans: “I do know it will be very small. I haven’t been to many weddings, but I went to one this weekend with 250 guests. I thought, Wow – so this is a wedding, huh? I’ve never had that, nor have I wanted that. I wasn’t even trying to catch the bouquet!”
On her fiancé Olivier Martinez: “When I first met Olivier, there wasn’t the initial ‘I’m in love!’ It was something that grew more gradually—and it feels more real because of that. [Marriage] is another one of those never-say-never things. I’m a hopeless romantic, and I won’t stop till I get it right! He’s silly, a clown, and very much the life of the party, which is good for someone like me. Danny Downer … been there, done that. Now I like Louie Lightfoot!”