Overheard: Halle Berry wants to be an animal in her next life
October 25th, 2012
05:35 PM ET

Overheard: Halle Berry wants to be an animal in her next life

Of the many things you've probably heard about "Cloud Atlas," one tidbit you've likely picked up on is that the expansive film tackles reincarnation.

Halle Berry, for instance, is one of many actors who plays multiple roles - with the help of an enthusiastic makeup team - in order to convey that point. It turns out that it's a concept Berry, 46, can get behind.

"I think it's huge and something I believe in; the idea of reincarnation," she told CNN at the Los Angeles premiere of the film on Wednesday. So if she could choose how she'd appear in her next life, what would she pick?

"I hope an animal," the mom of one said. "I'm a little tired of the human being thing; I'd love to come back as an animal next time around."

But, while she's, er, still a human, Berry's cherishing the work that she's done on "Cloud Atlas," which was adapted from the David Mitchell novel by Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski. The movie, which opens Friday, boasts an enviable cast, including Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Ben Whishaw and Doona Bae.

"To have the chance to work with so many great actors, great filmmakers, felt like something I didn't want to miss, you know," Berry said. "The opportunity as an actor was too huge."

soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. BeautifulWoman

    she's your age right? Like Night and Day.

    October 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Helmut Von schtinkenstein

    I'd let her come over after a long night and leave a stinky treat on my far.

    October 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ramana

    Bose Einstein Condensate ..Search youtube "Bose owns our souls" a great scientific explanation for reincarnation

    October 29, 2012 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. lucia hamdun

    halle is a beautiful woman, she's 46 and is aging beautifully...she is a decent actress and i try to see most of her movies when she's in the theater.

    October 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. We Smoked It All, Eugene

    Saw this film last night. Truly an epic. I would recommend it to anyone who calls themselves a movie lover. And for anyone who can appreciate a grand story

    October 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. FallenButt

    people run to he energy not from it-her man is not a putz...its all good.

    October 27, 2012 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Haircut

    if i was not heavy...that would be the hairstyle for me...i love trendy haircuts...they are very chic

    October 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BerryGirl

    somebody told me he wants her a sicko, mentally twisted way.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Moraleist

    Halle Berry confirmed for furry. Keep your sick fetishes to yourself, lady.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. T.rex

    Thats so crazy, because in a past life, i believe she and i were a couple. Its probably my duty to track her down and remind her.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tanya

    A little of her goes a long way. She's a beautiful ice princess.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. continue to write crappy

    our little holiday hacking director is on board....

    October 26, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sleigh Bells

    look in a mirror before you bloggers make fun of people who are smart and who is not....

    October 26, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. BeQuiet

    what are you talking about this is the first boyfriend she's had in over almost 3 yrs....stfu.

    go look at your business–

    October 26, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  15. jim

    Halle Berry and Julia Roberts are 2 actors I can't even stomach because of their awards speeches which were pure acting. That they've both gone through troubled rerlationships is no surprise, because at some point, the act is over and you're left with the real you. Best I can tell, what's underneath stinks with both of these girls!

    October 26, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  16. Max

    The way she goes through men she's already a maneater, isn't that close enough? lol jk

    October 26, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  17. Punk

    will be bragging abourt her holiday millions when we have parents that can't even buy a target toy
    for their kids....

    October 26, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  18. Rock

    sooooo poundable....mental....but poundable

    October 26, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  19. lisa

    all generalized...we're past all of this..but decent reading

    October 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. masina bo

    dont be a hippo

    October 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Raymond Leams

    Miss Berry,no disrespect you're beautiful but please don't come back.

    October 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |

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