I was afraid of naked scenes: Halle Berry

Updated: Aug 03, 2013, 12:58 PM IST

London: Actress Halle Berry admits she was always afraid of being naked on screen.

The 46-year-old pregnant actress said she was worried about exposing her body to the public earlier in her career, reported Contactmusic.

"I always wanted to be the kind of actress that could be free with my body in that way, and not fear exposing myself or appearing naked on camera. I`ve always admired actresses - or actors - who are daring enough to risk themselves that way for their art... But I was always afraid of that," she said.

Berry took the role of Ginger Knowles in 2001`s `Swordfish`, in which she appeared topless, to overcome her fear.

"That`s one of the reasons I did `Swordfish.` Although it was very gratuitous, I had to do it to get over my fear of exposing myself. Had I not done `Swordfish` I never would have been able to tackle `Monster`s Ball`. I would have been too scared of the nudity...," she said.

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