Halle Berry is coming to a TV near you – and she can’t wait.
The second-time mom, 47, recently told PEOPLE “some of the best writing is on television right now,” and she hopes people will see some of that in her latest project, Steven Spielberg’s new CBS sci-fi thriller, Extant.
“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.”
And it doesn’t hurt that the show films in Los Angeles.
“I really wanted to work in town and be with my kids,” she said. “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.”
Speaking of her little ones, at this point, it isn’t looking like her older child Nahla, 7, is itching to be center stage.
“Sometimes she comes up with stuff and I am like, that was pretty good,” Berry said. “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?”
The show’s executive producer Mickey Fisher tells PEOPLE, “I don’t know Halle’s secret to balancing her work and her family. To me, it’s like watching someone do a magic trick, because she makes it look so easy. I’ve offered to be ‘the manny’ if she ever needs a hand, but so far she hasn’t taken me up on it.”
After all, it’s Berry who likes to be the one taking care of others.
“It could be the end of a long week of shooting and she brings an In & Out truck to the set,” Fisher says. “That generous spirit makes a huge difference.”
Extant premieres on July 9 at 9 p.m. ET.
SOURCE (First look of Halle in Extant is also viewable at the link)
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 May 12th – 19th Annual EIF Revlon RunWalk For Women
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 October 5th – Variety’s 4th Annual Power Of Women Event
 October 11th – We Will Always Love You A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston
 October 13th – Cloud Atlas Press Conference
Congratulations to Halle & Olivier! There are photos posted at the link below but I will not be adding them to the site as they are paparazzi photos.
Never say never.
Halle Berry is a bride once more.
The expectant Oscar-winner, 46, wed French film star Olivier Martinez, 47, Saturday at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France, reports the French website Pure People.
The ceremony took place in a small chateau, where, in accordance with French law, a civil union was held (at 4 p.m.), followed by a religious ceremony at 5:30 at the chapel in the village.
Among the 60 people, mostly close friends, in attendance were the groom’s mother Rosemarie and brother Vincent. Dinner was held under an arbor, and there was a fireworks display.
Six years ago the Oscar winner told InStyle, “I will never, never get married again.” But four days ago the duo boarded a flight to Paris with Berry’s daughter, 5-year-old Nahla.
The pair met in 2010 while co-starring in Dark Tide. Although the movie was a flop, their chemistry has been red-hot ever since their romance spilled off-screen.
“She has called him ‘The One,’ ” says Sophie Dulac, president of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, which the couple attended together in Martinez’s native Paris last month. “She’s said she never expected to meet this Frenchman, to fall in love like she has.”
“They seem truly in love,” Dulac also said. “I’ve known Olivier very well and have never seen him like this.”
The crinkle-eyed Frenchman proposed in early 2012 and presented Berry with an emerald engagement ring by Paris designer Robert Mazlo.
In April, the couple revealed they’re expecting their first child together – a boy – early this fall, an unexpected joy Berry has called “the biggest surprise of my life.” The baby will join big sister Nahla, Berry’s daughter with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey.
This marks Berry’s third trip down the aisle. She was previously married to baseball player David Justice in the early 1990s and to singer Eric Benét in the early 2000s.
This is a first marriage for Martinez, who previously dated singer Kylie Minogue.