03/06/2011 AT 10:30 AM ET
“It is just joy, it’s joy,” Berry, 44, said Friday night at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. “I wouldn’t say it’s the hardest work I do, I would say it’s the best work I do.”
Berry, who won for outstanding actress for Frankie & Alice, says she hopes Nahla, who tuns 3 this month, is inspired by her mom someday.
“I hope she’s proud of me,” says Berry. “I’m sure she won’t like everything I’ve done, but I hope she will appreciate that I dared to be myself and always did what I believed in. I hope those are qualities that I pass on to her.”
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