Halle: I Love Being Naked

Berry opens up about drama-free split, love of motherhood
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2010 8:48 AM CDT
Halle: I Love Being Naked
Halle Berry is photographed backstage at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – Though she hasn't done an interview in three years, Halle Berry graces the cover, and pages, of Vogue's September issue because "what that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, 'No I'm not going to be on the biggest issue of the year.'" More from the interview:

  • She loves being naked: "If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week."
  • She also loves daughter Nahla: "Best thing that ever happened to me."

  • Why she's been so silent: "I was burned-out with having other people tell the story about me that they wanted to tell. I told my publicist, 'I'm not going to talk anymore. I'm just going to live my life and be who I am.'"
  • On her breakup with Gabriel Aubry: "There is no discord, there is no fighting. It's just that you realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody. We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that's why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here anymore."
For more from the interview, and to see her cover photo, click here. (Read more Halle Berry stories.)

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