Halle Berry Covers Vogue; Talks Exercise, Fighting Diabetes and More

October 5, 2015

Halle Berry covers the September issue of Vogue magazine, making her the first black woman to debut the magazine’s cover since 1989.

“What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, ‘No I’m not going to be on the biggest issue of the year,'” said Halle.

In Halle’s interview with Vogue, she talked about a number of things including her relationship with Gabrielle; domestic violence; how she is perceived by the public; post baby weight loss, and fighting diabetes through a strict workout plan and diet.

At age 44, Hale works out a lot because she weaned herself off insulin a while back. “I do not love to work out, but if I stick to exercising every day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check,” she said.

Halle’s workout is brutal and consists of her personal trainer, Gunnar, having her lie on her back and attaching her ankles to a weighted pulley. Then he has her pull her knees to her chest, over and over again while she curses a blue streak. This, she says, is how she lost her post-baby “pouch.” But this is also the exercise that caused her uppermost abdominal muscle to spasm a few times. “I went down,” says Halle. “It was excruciating.” Gunnar thought she was kidding the first time it happened. “I was laughing, but she kept going, and I thought, Wow, she is really committed to this little moment, staying in character.” He chuckles and then says, “Another Oscar!”

It’s also mentioned that Halle and Gunnar are in the process of developing a unisex sports drink for GNC, something “sustainable and light and not a gimmick,” she says of the drink.