Halle Berry admits she believes in aliens!
On Monday, July 7, the 47-year-old actress appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to discuss her latest role in the new CBS series, Extant.
Berry portrays Molly Woods, an astronaut who returns home pregnant after spending a year in outer space on a solo mission. The upcoming show, which centers around artificial intelligence and extraterrestrial life, led to the conversation to the topic of aliens.
When Letterman asked the Gothika actress about her belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life, surprisingly she admitted she believes other "species" may exist.
"I don't believe that we are the only species in existence," she said. "Really?" Letterman asked. "I don't think so," she said.
Letterman went on to ask whether or not she believed "other things" existed in the universe. Berry explained that she doesn't believe humans and animals are the only surviving creatures on the planet.
"My ego doesn't tell me that we are the only ones who have survived. I think it might take us 20 years to get to those other life forms but I think they are out there."
While most fans would probably just consider her statement to be an effective way to promote the new show, this isn't the first time Berry has spoke openly about her belief in the existence of aliens.
A couple weeks ago, Berry attended the premiere screening for the upcoming science fiction series. She also shared her perspective of aliens with the Los Angeles Times.
“I’m not so egotistical to think that we’re the only ones living in this vast, vast universe. I do think there’s other life out there." During the premiere screening event, CBS Entertainment chairman, Nina Tassler, spoke highly of Berry, praising her transition from the big screen to primetime television.
“['Extant'] was a powerful and unique story, and we were instantly captivated when Academy Award-winner Halle Berry joined the project,” Tassler said. “Her enormous talent and presence elevated the series to a new stratosphere. Getting Halle Berry was one of the biggest coups of the year for television.”
Extant is scheduled to premiere Wednesday, July 9 on CBS.
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