Halle Berry was spotted on the set of Extant in Los Angeles, Calif. this week. The actress is happy that the new CBS series is based in Los Angeles.
The 47-year-old told People, I really wanted to work in town and be with my kids. I no longer can afford to have the gypsy life. There are others who are more important and who I need to think about. This allows me to stay home and still do something really creative and cool that I love.”
“So far, it is a lot of work. It is long days, but at least I’m in the city where my kids are so I can see them and they can come visit me. I can tuck them in at night. I can see them every weekend.”
Referring to Nahla, 7, she added, “Sometimes she comes up with stuff and I am like, that was pretty good. But no, she hasn’t got the acting bug. She isn’t even really sure what acting is. She thinks I am a real life princess that is what she tells her friends. She sees me when I say, ‘I am going to work,’ and I am dressed up and wearing fancy dresses so she says you are a real princess why else would you be dressing up like that for work?”
Berry explained why she chose to do the sci-fi thriller.
“It is like the new golden age of television,” she said. “As a woman, when I read this, it was such a strong character. I always gravitate toward strong, complicated woman characters. When I heard Steven Spielberg is a part of it, I thought, wow, that is another big reason to be a part of it.”