Halle Berry has been well-known for years for her amazing figure, but in a place like Hollywood, it's hard for a working mom to get back to a comfortable place without being scrutinized by the media. Right now, she says, she's focusing on her infant son rather than pleasing anyone else.
"You know, I'm working on a television show now, so I'm juggling working and being a mom and breast feeding while I'm working," she said. "It's a whole new life for me now all over again, having a new little baby again."
The 47-year old actress says she feels blessed to have her two children but doesn't see any more in her future. Right now, she's working hard to get back her pre-baby figure, but in the meantime she's dressing for her curves without worrying about conforming to Hollywood's strict beauty standards.
Berry was one of several celebrities who recently won a small victory over the media; last week, People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight both announced that they would no longer publish photos of celebrity children unless the kids are at a red carpet event or similar, where it's a given that they will be photographed. Berry has been a vocal opponent of paparazzi who chase after the stars to get shots of their kids, as it's a safety issue for the little ones.
Last year, Berry was involved in getting a bill passed that enables celebrities to press charges against photographers who harass their children. The law, known as Bill 606, states that anyone convicted of harassing a celebrity’s child can spend up to a year in jail and can be fined anywhere from $10,000-$30,000 depending on the number of offenses. Berry has been working on getting the law passed since she became mom to 5-year old Nahla and began to fear for her daughter’s safety when they were in public together.
“I started this fight with a great deal of hope and a bit of uncertainty so I cannot express my immense gratitude that Governor Brown has recognized, and acted to remedy, the plight of children who are tormented because of the identity or prominence of their parents,” said Berry. “On behalf of my children, it is my hope that this is the beginning of the end for those overly aggressive paparazzi whose outrageous conduct has caused so much trauma and emotional distress. This started as just a hope and a wish for my daughter. I never thought that I could take it this far and find such amazing partners along the way.”