Halle Berry Says Homeschooling Her Kids Has Been A Nightmare
American actress Halle Berry is having a hard time homeschooling her kids amid the coronavirus lockdown. The X-Men actress has described the process a “nightmare”.
While speaking with Entertainment Tonight via Zoom on Wednesday, the 53-year-old actress narrated her struggled with her two kids, Nahla, 12, and Maceo, 6, amid quarantine.
“It’s a nightmare for me. It’s a nightmare,” Berry confessed to ET’s Kevin Frazier.
“This is like a wash of a semester; they’re really just not learning anything and it’s hard. I have a 6-year-old, and what I learned is that when 6-year-olds see other 6-year-olds do things, then they do things. Like, they sit and they eat because there’s 25 other ones doing it. They stay at their desks and colour because there’s 25 other ones doing it.
“At home, there’s not 25 other ones doing it. So, to get them to focus and realize they’re at home but yet they’re at school, it’s really been a challenge.”
However, Berry admits that she enjoys spending time with her kids.
“But I have enjoyed having all this extra time with them. We have been making good use of the time when they’re not in school. When I’m not cracking the whip for school, we do have a lot of family time, story time and bonding time that we don’t often get to have, so there is the silver lining.”
Berry was recently trolled for letting her six-year-old son wear high heels.
“That’s what you gotta do in these times! You gotta find the fun, and he’s a class clown,” she joked. “I might have to post some of the other stuff he does.” she responded to the trolls.
Nahla’s father is Canadian model Gabriel Aubrey while Maceo’s father is French film actor Olivier Martinez.
Halle Berry has also been spending her quarantine time finding ways to give back. The star recently teamed up with UFC president Dana White for the All In Challenge in support of coronavirus food relief. Together, the pair are offering one lucky fan could win a ‘bada**’ prize package which includes a trip to Vegas, dinner and VIP seats for the fight of your choice with joined by Berry, White and more celebrities in attendance.
Before becoming an actress, Halle Berry was a model. She was the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant and sixth in the Miss World 1986. Her breakthrough film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), alongside Eddie Murphy, which led to roles in films, such as the family comedy The Flintstones (1994), the political comedy-drama Bulworth (1998) and the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama film Monster’s Ball (2001), becoming the only woman of African American descent and the only woman of colour to have won the award.