Halle Berry
Halle Berry shares a story of almost losing her daughter, Nahla in a store. Pictured: Actress attends the red carpet movie “Kidnap” in Miami, Florida on July 24, 2017. Getty Images/Gustavo Caballero

Halle Berry can relate to the fear her character feels in “Kidnap.”

Berry’s upcoming film “Kidnap” tells the story of a mom who lost her child in the carnival after taking a call, momentarily distracting her from watching her son. The Oscar winner admitted that she almost lost her daughter Nahla, 9, in a store when she was younger and it was not something she wants to experience ever again.

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The actress explained the she panicked the moment she realized her daughter had gone missing. “I was busy looking at a tag, Nahla was very little,” Berry, 50, told Entertainment Tonight. “She was there, I looked around, and she was not there. And you have that moment where I was like, ‘Shut the store! Shut the doors!’ I went right into nobody’s leaving this place until I find out where my daughter is. And it’s just what happens. It’s visceral.”

Berry was relieved that the scare was only brief. Fortunately, she found Nahla only a foot away from the turnstile.

In other news, Berry was already in her 40s when she gave birth to Nahla and son Maceo, 3. Some may criticize her for starting motherhood at a later age than most women, but the “Catwoman” star has no regrets about waiting for the right moment to become a mom. “I’m a much better mother at 46... than if I were like, 21 or 25,” she said, Daily Mail reported. “[At that age] I was just a little baby just trying to figure out who I was, let alone having the responsibility of trying to help another little soul develop and grow. I’m so glad I waited.”

Berry shares Nahla with ex Gabriel Aubry. Meanwhile, she co-parents her youngest, Maceo, with ex Olivier Martinez.

As for being a working mom, Berry admitted that she has a hard time balancing work and home life. “It’s a constant struggle of a little more time there, a little more time here, and feeling a little bit guilty all the time,” the mom-of-two told People. “I just keep telling all my mom friends who work that it’s ok to give ourselves a little slack sometime and not let the guilt sit on us so heavily and know that we are doing the best we can.”

“Kidnap” will premiere in theaters nationwide on Aug. 4.