Expectant mama Halle Berry was seen lunching with friends at Rivabella Ristorante in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday (October 4). The Academy Award-winning actress, 47, stepped out in a black maxi maternity skirt, paired with a sheer black top over a white tank.
The soon-to-be mom-of-two is heading to the small screen in Steven Spielberg’s CBS summer drama Extant.
The futuristic thriller is about a female astronaut (Halle) trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space.
“I’m always on the lookout for amazing roles, and when you see material that contains this strong of auspices, nuance and complexity, it compels me to run toward it no matter the medium,” Halle told The Hollywood Reporter.
She added: “For five months a year I’ll get to live with and play this incredibly intelligent and vulnerable woman. And for the remainder of the year, I’ll continue to look for other roles that move me as deeply as this one. I’ve found amazing partners in CBS’s Nina Tassler and Les Moonves, and the incredible Steven Spielberg, along with his Amblin production team, whose vision and creativity in storytelling is unparalleled.”
Prior to this announcement, Halle said she wanted to return to work soon after her second child’s arrival.
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“After giving birth I will go back to work as soon as possible,” Halle recently said. “When I got Nahla I took time off for almost four years.” She added: “But now that job-wise everything is going so well, I definitely want to keep on working. That’s why this little baby will travel a lot with me!”