I guess getting pregnant at the age of 46 is not enough of a challenge for some real-life action heroes. Pregnancy will not stop Halle Berry from filming X-Men later this year, the actress says. She's still doing Storm, baby bump or not. "But Halle," the world says. "You're a 46-year-old pregnant lady! Are you insane?!?" And Halle Berry is like, "No, just immortal."
Okay, she didn't really say that. But you've seen pictures of this woman, right? I would confuse myself with an all-powerful being from another world if I looked like that at 46. She's not the first actress to go ahead with an action film while pregnant. Still, at her age, isn't her pregnancy automatically high-risk? Shouldn't she be extra careful?
Relax! Halle's going ahead with filming, but she's still taking it easy. She's not doing fighting scenes and will not be flung about a set on wires or anything else that would give her OBGYN heart palpitations. She says:
One thing is for sure, with another baby on the way mama cannot take time off. Storm probably won’t be as bad-ass as she was going to be because we won’t be able to do any fighting or flying or things like that. She’ll be different than we originally planned her to be but I still think she’ll be an integral part of this new ‘X-Men’ movie.
Well okay then, I won't worry. But what's this with "with another baby on the way mama cannot take time off" business? Sounds like she's still putting some pressure on herself. But I get that, too. I know pregnancy isn't the ideal time to try and push your physical limits, but I think most pregnant women are happiest when they keep busy and keep working through to the very end (as long as they're healthy). Otherwise, you're just sitting around waiting, which is so boring.
I'm sure when Halle decided to keep her film schedule, she consulted with her doctors. She's diabetic, so she'll have to watch her diet. But she's obviously doing that anyway. We should all be in such great shape at any age! (I say, eyeing today's pizza crust with regret.) So good for Halle. As long as she's feeling great, she might as well use the energy she has before the baby arrives.
Do you think Halle should be acting in X-Men, or do you think a pregnant woman her age should take it more easy?
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