Halle Berry says pregnancy won’t affect her ‘integral role’ in new ‘X-Men’ movie

Actress confirms she'll be returning as Storm in 'X Men: Days Of Future Past'

Halle Berry has insisted that pregnancy won’t stop her being an “integral part” of the new X-Men movie.

At the start of March, director Bryan Singer confirmed that Berry would reprise her role as Storm – a mutant with the ability to manipulate the weather – in X Men: Days Of Future Past. He begins shooting the movie, the sequel to 2011’s X-Men: First Class, this Monday (April 15).

Since she signed on last month, Berry has announced she is expecting her second child and is believed to be three months into her pregnancy. However, she told Radio 1 Newsbeat that she has no intention of foregoing X-Men for maternity leave, saying: “One thing is for sure, with another baby on the way, mama cannot take time off.”

Continuing, Berry explained that Singer will shoot the new X-Men movie “around the bump” and claimed the script will not be changed. However, she did admit her portrayal of Storm will be affected by her pregnancy.

The actress explained: “Storm probably won’t be as badass 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.”

Alongside Berry, Bryan Singer has reunited X-Men stars old and new for Days Of Future Past. Last November, he announced that the film has parts for X-Men veterans Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as well as First Class stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine also has a confirmed role and Ellen Page, Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore are officially on board too. Meanwhile, Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is a brand new addition to the cast and will play the film’s main villain. X-Men: Days Of Future Past is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on July 18, 2014.