HALLE Berry (pic) believes having a career makes her a better mother.
The 50-year-old actress – who has daughter Nahla, nine, with former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and Maceo, three, with ex-husband Olivier Martinez – thinks parenthood has given her skills that help her in work, while feeling fulfilled in her professional life helps keep things smooth at home.
She said: “Having careers and being fulfilled that way makes us better mothers.
“It makes us better able to operate in our careers with a sense of compassion and empathy that make us better businesswomen. We have to have them both and we have to keep tryout. ing to figure it And we get it wrong sometimes. And guess what, that is OK too.”
However, the Kingsman: The Golden Circle actress admits she always feels a little bit guilty and doesn't think it's possible to find a perfect balance between work and home life.
She told People magazine: “You don't ever balance it completely. It's a constant struggle of a little more time there, a little more time here, and feeling a little bit guilty all the time.
“I just keep telling all my mum friends who work that it's OK to give ourselves a little slack sometime and not let the guilt sit on us so heavily and know that we are doing the best we can.”
And Berry hopes both her children, her daughter in particular, seize the chance to work, have their own independence and be in charge of their own lives. She said: “For both of my kids, but I have a daughter and she is going to have to work and I want her to work and have that independence and be the captain of her ship in life. She is learning that this is what she will have to do to.” – Bang Showbiz