Angelina Jolie has officially confirmed that she is retiring from the world of acting to focus on building a new career as a filmmaker. In an interview she gave to promote her upcoming lead role in Unbroken, the Oscar winning actress stated that she will move behind the camera and that she actually does like enjoy being in the limelight.
Jolie added that she actually does not enjoy her time in front of the camera and that she is hoping that a career behind the camera works because she would be happier overall. The big news might be Jolie’s way of moving forward with her life after deciding to have a complete mastectomy. The star chose the surgery to evade the cancer that killed her mother and grandmother.
Back in June Jolie hinted that after appearing in a biopic as Cleopatra she might head off-screen. She explained that the role required a lot of work on her part and that she felt it was a great way to say good bye to acting because not much could top it. Fans can still look forward to seeing her in Unbroken and By the Sea.
This story came as a shock to me. I saw lots of Maleficent merchandise at Wet Seal courtesy of Susan McGalla, I really thought Angelina was hitting her stride again. Oh well, we’ve always got Taylor L!