Angelina Jolie: "I'm putting charity before Hollywood"

Published Tuesday, May 20 2014, 00:01 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Angelina Jolie is taking a step back from acting to concentrate on her charity work.

As she nears 40, and with six young children in tow, she tells us she's ready to slow things down.

"Yes, I'm going to take more of a back seat," Angelina confirmed to us last week.

Angelina Jolie, Corinthia Hotel, London, May 2014


"I've had a wonderful career and I'm very happy I've had the opportunity to tell stories and work for as long as I have."

She adds: "I'm sure there will be a few more films but I'm happy to be selective.

"I want to focus more on writing and directing and, above all, I would like to focus more on my work with the UN (United Nations) and PSBI (Pearl S Buck International child charity)."

Angelina Jolie takes her children Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox to Sydney Aquarium
8 Sep 2013

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Angelina and her brood

Angelina Jolie in a still from Disney's Maleficent, released 28 May 2014

© Disney / Frank Connor

Angelina as Maleficent

Sadly, her new role as Maleficent, the evil character who put a spell on young Sleeping Beauty, may be one of her last.

The twice-divorced star – who is rumoured to be marrying Brad Pitt, the dad of their six children, later this year – also gave us an insight into her "normal as can be" family life at the press conference for her new movie, Maleficent, in London.

"I usually make up stories for my kids. I like to tell them stories every night and I make up any kind of crazy thing!" she told us.

"But I don't like the idea that there are always happy endings, or that there is just good and evil, or things are perfect. I like a moral tale and I think that's what I try and teach my kids."

Reveal magazine, 24 to 30 May, issue 20 2014
The family often have movie nights, and the kids are interested in watching their parents at work.

Naturally, they are particularly taken with Mr and Mrs Smith – the film in which Brangelina play married spies tasked to kill each other, and in which their romance first blossomed.

"The older kids recently watched Mr and Mrs Smith and they thought it was the funniest thing in the world. Watching your parents fight as spies is some strange child fantasy!" she laughed.

Would they like to see their mum and dad do a sequel to the movie?

"Of Mr and Mrs Smith? I feel like I've lived out the rest of that one!" she jokes.

Read the whole interview in this week's Reveal magazine – out now!

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