Bet­ter mother

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz -

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

Photo: AFP

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