TV is better than film: Halle Berry

Jul 02 2014, 12:42 IST
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SummaryActress Halle Berry agreed to star in new TV show 'Extant' because the script was so much better than the movies she was being offered.

Actress Halle Berry agreed to star in new TV show 'Extant' because the script was so much better than the movies she was being offered.

The 47-year-old actress, who has children Nahla, six, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, and eight-month-old Maceo with husband Olivier Martinez, said she was unimpressed with the movie scripts she was receiving, reported Contactmusic.

"I was being offered parts that I felt like I had done before. They weren't exciting enough for me to leave my family for four months. I realised some of the best writing especially for women, was on television.

'"The minute I started to read ('Extant'), I couldn't put it down. I thought, 'Wow. This is different.' It's innovative," she added.

The highly-anticipated sci-fi miniseries sees Berry play astronaut Molly Woods.

"Molly is a strong female character, which I really love to play. Molly is a complicated woman with a complicated family. Who is a woman who goes away to space for a year and leaves her husband, first of all? Who is a woman who comes back pregnant and tries to handle it somehow on her own? That just felt like a complication that I wanted to be a part of."

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