Pictured: Halle Berry's jaw-dropping close encounter with great white sharks
It seems Halle Berry loves to live dangerously.
The actress, 46, is seen having close encounters with great white sharks in behind the scenes footage of her movie Dark Tide.
The mother-of-one is pictured reaching out to the ocean predators while leaning over on the edge of a boat and she even got to touch one in the wild.
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Getting close to nature: Halle Berry reaches out to touch a great white shark in behind-the-scenes footage for her film Dark Tide
Incredible: Halle's encounters feature in behind-the-scenes footage of Dark Tide
My what big teeth you have! Halle wasn't put off by the fearsome great white
On edge: The star filmed on Seal Island, False Bay in South Africa
'Apparently, I’m one of the very few people who have done that,' she has said. 'How did I manage it? Very carefully,’
Halle, who filmed the thriller in Seal Island, False Bay in South Africa, stars as diving instructor Sara, who faces the difficult decision of getting back into the water following a near-fatal great white shark attack.
She also swam with sharks for the part, but insists she never put herself in harm's way.
Living dangerously: Halle leaned over the edge of a boat
Brave move: The star said she was one of the few people in the world to have touched a great white in the wild
‘I got into the same water as the sharks. Was I scared? Yes. But I never put myself in harm’s way because I’m a mother and there are certain things I just would not do any more.
'I spent some time with a man known as the shark whisperer; my character is modelled on him.
'He has studied sharks for a couple of decades and swims with them – with nothing to protect him but a stick – so studying with him for a couple of weeks taught me how to interact with one.'
VIDEO: Halle Berry's jaw-dropping close encounter with great white sharks
Animal magnetism: The star plays a 'shark whisperer' in the movie
Finding love: Halle fell for her co-star Olivier Martinez on the set
Olivier Martinez plays her old diving partner and ex-husband, Jeff, who convinces her to get back into the water and face her demons.
The two met and fell in love while filming the action movie in the autumn of 2010 and are now engaged.
Halle has a daughter Nahla, four, with her ex boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.
Dark Tide is out now on DVD and Blu-ray through Revolver Entertainment.
Back on solid ground: Halle appeared on Jay Leno's show last night to promote her other film, Cloud Atlas
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