Halle Berry in a recent interview surprise some of her many fans that follow her when she disclosed that she believes there are 'other forms of life' in the universe (Belfast Telegraph - June 8). The comments from the star of the "Extant" television show which revolves around her character, an astronaut who discovers upon her return from a thirteen month solo mission that she is pregnant, has sparked some interest in various social media conversations with some people hoping (and praying) that if there is 'alien' life that they look exactly like her.
One of the fascinating aspects of her comments is the amount of attention that they have created. Halle Berry says there might be other forms of life in the universe and fans start not only considering the possibility but hoping that there might be a duplicate of her.
It is very likely that if some other less revered actress had made such a statement that entertainment followers would have dismissed her as someone seeking attention or maybe that person being even a little crazy but not when the comment comes from Halle Berry which shows her immense popularity.
Fans are enamoured of Halle Berry and this fact has enabled her to remain a hot commodity for television and film producers because they can count on her presence to draw fans to their projects.
Her 'aliens' comment may have been made to attract attention to the second season of her television show "Extant" which it accomplished but it also put a spotlight on her relationship with fans as she has received support for her comments.
A show that could be a surprise ratings winner in 2015 is "Extant" and if it does occur it will very likely be because of the popularity and talent of its lead actor, the beautiful Halle Berry.