Halle Berry: I Hope Nahla Is Proud of Me

03/06/2011 at 05:00 PM ET
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In the middle of a custody tangle with her ex, Halle Berry makes clear her focus is on raising her daughter.

“It is just joy, it’s joy,” Berry, 44, said Friday night at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. “I wouldn’t say it’s the hardest work I do, I would say it’s the best work I do.”

Berry, who won for outstanding actress for Frankie & Alice, says she hopes Nahla Ariela, who turns 3 this month, is inspired by her mom someday.

“I hope she’s proud of me,” says Berry. “I’m sure she won’t like everything I’ve done, but I hope she will appreciate that I dared to be myself and always did what I believed in. I hope those are qualities that I pass on to her.”

— Vanessa J. Diaz

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Shannon on

She may be a good mum, but she is a racist. Lets hope she doe not pass this onto her daughter.

Toya L. on

Gorgeous duo per usual. @Shannon how is she a racist?

fuzibuni on

Halle may be a lot of things, but racist? seriously? She is bi-racial, her baby’s father is white, and she was speaking at the NAACP image awards. If anything, that all speaks volumes about her tolerance and acceptance of racial differences.

Mia on

The way she acted during the custody battle-makes me question how her daughter will be proud of her–as a career/actress-sure–but she could have acted a lot more mature in the drama that happend the past few weeks.

Jade Crystal on

@ Shannon- while i do not agree that she is a racist, i do believe she has issues with intergrating both races into her own life and i fear she may pass that on. she has stated that she is a black woman and so is her daughter, that she feels gabriel cannot appreciate that. perhaps leaving basic colors out of her reasonings with this horrible custody battle would have made things less controversial. everyone is aware that she is a biracial women.. i feel she shys away from her mother’s side of the culture block and doesnt realize that you can be of more than one race and it not be such a big issue.