July 30, 2011 17:46:44 GMT
The mother of six said that she and partner Brad Pitt would do fewer movies as they get older because there are other things they want to do in this life.
Angelina Jolie hints that she is not going to keep making a living as an actress. In a new interview, one of the highest paid actresses admitted that she is not into acting anymore because her passions lie somewhere else.
"I've never not been grateful to be an actor," she told Financial Times. "But I think when I was younger I needed [acting] more. I was trying to question things in life so you find these characters that help you find things and grow." She added, "I'm older and I know who I am ...and I'm less interested in the character helping me answer something ...than in being able to answer it for myself, as a woman, as an adult, with my family."
Together with partner Brad Pitt, Jolie is parent to six children, Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. "I don't love [acting] as much as I did]. I love being a mom," Jolie revealed.
However, she noted that she is not planning to retire anytime soon. "In the Land of Blood and Honey", her first foray into directing, is one proof that she still exists in Hollywood. "I prefer [being behind the camera] to acting," she said. "I think I've learnt something from all of [the directors I've worked with] - even the ones I didn't like ...I also learned a lot from Clint Eastwood about how to appreciate the members of the crew, empowering them to do their job."
Again, she emphasized her limited time. "As Brad and I get older we're going to do fewer films. I've been working for a long time, he's been working for a long time," she said. "We've had a nice run and I don't want to be doing this our whole lives. There are a lot of other things to do."