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Friday 19 December 2014

Berry: Pregnancy an X-Men challenge

Halle Berry's work on the new X-Men film was restricted by her pregnancy
Halle Berry's work on the new X-Men film was restricted by her pregnancy

Halle Berry has revealed how her pregnancy has affected her involvement on X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

The Oscar-winning actress - who is expecting her second child, her first with new husband Olivier Martinez - admitted that she couldn't be on set for too long as she reprises her role as Storm in Bryan Singer's comic-book movie.

"I wasn't in [the movie] as much as I was meant to be. [Pregnancy] kind of coloured what my involvement could be, which was why I was one of the first ones in and the first ones out," she told Total Film.

Her changing figure also caused problems with the outfit.

"My ever-growing belly was posing a constant challenge! What I could do was getting more limited, so the role I play is so different from what it could have been, due to my surprise pregnancy," she added.

Halle, who is already mum to five-year-old daughter Nahla with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, said that she has learnt to balance work with family life.

"As I've grown older I've really learned, out of necessity, the importance of leaving work at work. Bringing home half of the things that I get asked to do in the film world is really detrimental to my private life - especially now that I have children," she said.

"I have to come home and I have to be mum, and I have to be the same person I was when I left."

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