'It's a lot of work': Halle Berry reveals she struggled to shoot her new series Extant while caring for a newborn as she shows off figure on Letterman
Her baby boy doesn't sleep through the night and her brand new series Extant premieres in two days.
But Oscar winning actress Halle Berry could not have looked more dazzling on Monday as she arrived on the set of Late Night With David Letterman in New York City.
The 47-year-old mother, who gave birth to her second child only eight months ago, could have stopped traffic in her tight metallic number.
Stunning: Halle Berry rocked a purple metallic dress as she showed up to promote her new series Extant on the Late Show With David Letterman on Monday in New York City
The long-sleeved garment fell down to her knees and also featured a plunging neckline, showing off ample cleavage for her television appearance.
Her cropped tresses were arranged in a messy style, and she kept her footwear basic with simple patent black heels.
Ready to roll: The 47-year-old star and mother-of-two waved to her fans outside the venue
Making an impression: The star had plenty of doting fans waiting for her when she arrived and made time to stroll around and wave to them
A sizeable crowd had gathered around outside the New York studio to see Halle make her grand entrance.
As they snapped photos, the Perfect Stranger star strolled around with a beaming smile and waved, surely making a few people's day.The Oscar-winning actress will play an astronaut named Molly Woods on the CBS series Extant that will make its debut on July 9.
'It's a lot of work. I had no idea what it was like to shoot a TV series and with a newborn who doesn't sleep through the night,' Halle told the late-night chat show host when asked about the new series.
It's a science fiction series, and Halle recently spoke about her decision to take a starring role as she graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Places to go, people to see: Halle will play Molly Woods, an astronaut, in the show that premieres on July 9
Good times: Halle and David Letterman shared a laugh during her appearance on the late-night chat show
Not alone: Halle told Dave about her show Extant and that she believes there are other species in existence in the universe
Explaining how she was drawn to the character, she said: ''The minute I started to read it, I couldn't put it down.
'I thought, 'Wow. This is different.' It's innovative. Molly is a strong female character, which I really love to play. Molly is a complicated woman with a complicated family,' she added.
Halle said the show had the quality she needed to make the commitment.
'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 realized some of the best writing especially for women, was on television,' she said.
Halle has an eight-month-old son Maceo with her 48-year-old actor husband Olivier Martinez and also has a six-year-old daughter Nahla from her previous relationship with Gabriel Aubry.
In action: Halle Berry is pictured here in the role of Molly Woods on the upcoming CBS series Extant
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