February 12, 2010 10:12:35 GMT
The 49-year-old actress says she will leave her acting career since she wants to spend more time with her animals, saying that she is 'pretty hands on (with them).'
Daryl Hannah is taking a step back from acting to look after animals. The "Splash" star has a menagerie of rescued pets at her solar-powered farm - and she'd prefer to spend time with her animals than on a movie set. She says, "I have three alpacas, chickens, a few roosters... There's a lot of wildlife near me but that's great because I can see elk and owls and hawks. I'm pretty hands on (with the animals)."
The 49-year-old star continues, "Some of my animals are from shelters, or I hear that someone's going to put some animals down. Usually I try to give them away but the ones I can't give away are the ones I get stuck with."
"I've been acting since I was 11 years old and it's an incredibly wonderful and beautiful creative outlet and I think it can be an inspiring thing for people's imaginations and a wonderful escape. I still love movies and I always will but, as I grow up, my priorities shift a little bit to things of a little more substance and I want to be of service as much as I can."