Halle Berry on Being a Mom, Making Movies and Getting Naked

Oscar winner opens up to Vogue in rare interview

By Greg Wilson
|  Friday, Aug 13, 2010  |  Updated 10:22 AM PDT
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Single mom Halle Berry loves getting naked and is ready to get back to work in Hollywood, though the two interests may not exactly converge anytime soon.

The Oscar-winning actress, whose last big movie was "X-Men: The Last Stand" four years ago, opened up to Vogue for its September issue about her breakup with Gabriel Aubry, how she's comfortable with her sexuality, her upcoming projects and, most of all, her baby girl Nahla.

"[Nahla is the] best thing that ever happened to me," Berry said. "It's been good being a mom, and I love it, but Nahla's gotten to a point where it's OK for me to get back to what I love, to have that creative outlet."

Up next is "South Africa—Dark Tide," a thriller she refers to as "the shark movie." After that, she will begin shooting another film, "Shoe Addicts Anonymous," that she describes as like "The First Wives Club," but about shoes.

But even working in movies doesn't beat wearing her birthday suit, Berry said. She told of a trip to Mexico with Aubry before their breakup where she spontaneously took off her clothes on the beach while pregnant with Nahla.

"If the world wouldn't persecute me, I'd take nude pictures every day of the week," she said. "I was in Cabo San Lucas with Cliff, and there was a beach full of people. And I was like, 'I'm going to take my clothes off,' and he was like, 'No, HB, don't!' And I'm like, 'F--- it! Take the picture!' And I took my clothes off and I just ran down the beach." She laughs at the thought. "I could not have been happier in my life."

Although the happy times with Aubry ended earlier this year, Berry insists they are still friends - and committed parents.

"It's just that you realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody," she told the magazine. "We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that's why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here anymore."
 

Selected Reading: Vogue, People, IMDB.

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