Academy Award winner Halle Berry is promoting her new film, Frankie & Alice, set to hit theaters April 4. While speaking with Extra, the actress, 47, couldn’t help but gush about her happy family life with husband Olivier Martinez and her two kids: daughter Nahla, 6, and son Maceo, nearly 6 months.
“I just feel great because I have another baby,” Halle shared. “I never thought that at my stage in life another baby — and a baby boy — was coming to me, so yeah, I’m blessed.”
When asked by E! News about Maceo, the new mom-of-two gushed that her little man is “fantastic.”
She went on to confess that having a son is “different” than raising a daughter. “The energy. Whoever says they’re not different from the start, they’ve never had both.”
As for losing the baby weight, the Oscar winner praised breastfeeding.
“Every mother should breastfeed,” she said. “It’s the quickest way to shed the initial weight and then you have to eat right.”
The mom-of-two goes to to talk about juggling her career and family life as she shoots the new TV series Extant.
“What I’m learning to do, trying to right now, is find the balance… my baby is always with me on set,” she shared. “I bring my daughter after school. I have a nursery there, a playroom for her, so I try to make it as nice as I can for them to spend time with them, see them.”
And it sounds like Nahla’s adjustment into big sisterhood is going very well.
“It’s like one of her doll babies came alive,” Halle said. “She gets to take care of him, feed him, change his diapers, play with him, dress him up in different clothes like five times a day because she can, so she loves it.”
The newlywed says she loves watching her hubby on Revenge. “I’m going to follow his little arc along,” she laughed. “I’m very proud of him… I think he’s delicious.”
As for the psychological drama Frankie and Alice, the actress says she was surprised by taking on the dark role.
“If someone had told me that we’re going to do a movie about a black woman [with multiple personalities] who has a white racist living inside her, and a little child who’s a genius living inside her, I would have thought that’s just a made-up story,” Halle shared. “But because it was real, that gave it a gravitas that to me was, ‘Wow, this is real, people should know about this.’”
Frankie (Halle) is based on the true story of a Los Angeles-based exotic dancer who fought with two unique alter egos, one being a 7-year-old kid named Genius and the other a Southern white racist woman named Alice.