Halle Berry attends a special AFI Fest conversation series at the Grauman Theater in Hollywood, Nov. 10, 2010

*While attending AFI Fest’s Conversation with Halle Berry, the woman of honor wouldn’t talk about her “Dark Tides” costar Olivier Martinez and their rumored romance, but the Oscar winner did open up about being a mother to her soon-to-be 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, and how much it has changed her life.

Asked how she stays grounded, Berry, 44, said “Being a mom does that for me. It sort of puts things into perspective, and it’s about real life, and life is about people, what we give, what we take, what we share.”

While the actress may be able to commiserate on some level with other single working mothers entering into the dating scene, Berry has a few sizable aces up her sleeve.

“I do what I love to do,” she says, “and being a mom has come really naturally. It’s all about finding a way to juggle what I love and what comes naturally to me.”

Watch a red carpet interview with Halle at Wednesday’s AFI event.