Halle Berry Recalls First Season of 'Extant': 'I Thought I Got Dropped Off In Hell'

by Raphael Chestang 5:31 PM PDT, July 01, 2015
Playing Halle Berry Recalls First Season of 'Extant': 'I Thought I Got Dropped Off In Hell'

Halle Berry is back for the second season of Extant and she says the second time around is a lot more enjoyable.

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"Last year I thought I got dropped off in hell," Berry told ET. "It was so much work. I was nursing a baby. I was like a deer in headlights. This year, because I've done it already, is just fun."

On the show, Berry plays astronaut Molly Woods, who, after returning to Earth from a 13-month solo mission in space, learns that she is pregnant.

While the second season has been fun, it hasn't all been the "good, clean" kind.

"It's sexy this year," Berry said. "Last year I felt like Molly was asexual, like something was seriously wrong with this woman."

Berry also gets a new leading man -- Grey's Anatomy alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

"We don't know exactly where our characters are going, but there are sparks a-flying," Morgan promised.

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Aside from Berry and Morgan, there has been a trend of movie stars heading back to television lately, including Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) and Jennifer Lopez (Shades of Blue). Berry explained the sea change, saying, "I think the best things are on TV. I go do a film and I go home and I'm like, 'I'm going to go watch Orange Is the New Black.'"

Extant returns to CBS July 1 at 10/9c on CBS.