Angelina Jolie: I'm going to give up acting when kids are teens
"I think I'm going to have to give up acting as the kids hit the teenage years," the Maleficent star said, explaining that there would be "too much to manage at home."
Jolie is not alone in her desire to explore other avenues. Last year, her longtime love also hinted at retirement, telling Australia's "60 Minutes" that he might want to stop acting within three years.
"I wasn't actually putting an exact deadline on my expiration date, but I see it coming," Pitt clarified later at a "Moneyball" press conference in November 2011. "I just have other interests."
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/06/2012|
Why not right now, bitch?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/04/2012|
She says that all the time...go already!!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/04/2012|
Give up acting, when did she start?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/04/2012|
Mark my words, if this goes through she'll only get hungry and eat them.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/04/2012|
I have come to be completely blah about anything Angelina says or does (I used to be a big fan), but I can't fucking wait for Maleficent.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/04/2012|
Yea, like she really would have a career in ten years anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/05/2012|
What was her last film anyway? "The Tourist"? Yeah, I'd leave after that one...
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/05/2012|
Don't let the door hit you in the ass!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/05/2012|
Angie also wants to adopt more kids. Thoughts?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/05/2012|
Little Vivienne is absolutely adorable. Sorry Harper and Suri, you don't have it.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/05/2012|
Vivienne looked like Tweety Bird.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/05/2012|
Considering how well she stands by her statements (no marriage until all people can get married), I think she's full of shit on this one too.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/05/2012|
She's been saying that for years. I guess it's a more kid friendly way to get attention than sexing up your brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/05/2012|
Who is she trying to fool?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/05/2012|
I can't wait. They're both such boring actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/05/2012|
she's getting old, that's why her career will be over in 3 or 4 years anyway. then she'll blame the kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/05/2012|
IMHO media overexposure has ruined her career; everyone talks about her but not many people pay to see films just because she's in them. And she's too famous to do character roles.
At least she seems to realize the jig is up, and has a good excuse. And she might as well spend some times with those hellions, or they'll end up introducing cannibalism to the Hollywood party scene or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/05/2012|
She is one of those people who dabble in many things and are mediocre at all of them.
Nobody gave a shit about her directorial debut, so she probably won't be doing any more of that.
Eastwood was senile enough to give her a leading role in one of his dramas, but who else is going to be that "adventurous"? She is a humorless, one note actress.
The whoring of the kids is getting tired.
The St. Angie role is probably not getting the attention she craves.
What else is she going to do, but start talking about herself like she's a modern Greta Garbo?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/05/2012|
First she didn't give an interview about her career. Second it's not quite what she says.
If you saw this interview it was a long one with the UK Minister for Foreign Affairs - they were discussing the new UK initiative he says was inspired by her movie about rape as a weapon of war. The initiative in which they are both involved is sending teams of experts (health care, psychology, investigators, prosecutors, etc) to regions where there are war victims of rape.
To me that's a significant humanitarian effort striking a blow for justice for these usually forgotten victims and deserves attention. But almost every media outlet wants to report a 30 second snippet of a 20 minute interview where toward the end she is asked about acting as a priority in her life - she gives a short answer about what she thinks she may do in the future. It's consistent with what she's been doing since she came a mother - cutting back or trading off work time with her partner.
Why does the media do this - especially in the US - not just with her but with most people - the unimportant stuff gets the headline if they even get the info right. And the worthy news about the event or person is ignored.
THIS is why we have a congress full of ignorant xenophobic twits.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/05/2012|
I like Angie. I really do.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/05/2012|
[She is one of those people who dabble in many things and are mediocre at all of them. . . Nobody gave a shit about her directorial debut, so she probably won't be doing any more of that. . . Eastwood was senile enough to give her a leading role in one of his dramas, but who else is going to be at "adventurous"?
Oh give it up, R19. We get it you don't like her.
You may not like her acting but obviously many people do. She's made tons at the box office, she's considered the only female action star who can open a movie, she can probably get lmost aany movie she wants greenlit, she's won an Oscar, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 3 Golden Globes, a National Board of Review award and tons of nominations. For the role Eastwood was supposedly senile to give her she was nominated all over the place for all major awards from the Oscars to the BAFTAs.
She also received quite a bit of of praise for her directorial debut. It wasn't perfect by any means but it showed talent and a lot of potential and there were enough respected critics who were impressed. I am always happy to see women step behind the camera. I don't expect home runs the firt time at bat. No one expects that of men and yet they get more jobs.
I am always perplexed when talented and successful women are so trashed especially by other women. Particularly women who seem to be trying to be about more than themselves. I'm all for making fun because it's what we do and live for here but some of the venom directed against her and now against Brad seems almost personal in nature and quite frankly bizarre.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/05/2012|
That's right she's a female action star. And action stars are known for starring in commercial movies, they aren't known for being great, and often not even good actors. Her popularity doesn't mean that she's proven she can act, anymore than Steven Seagal has.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/05/2012|
I thought she had made that decision years ago!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/05/2012|
R20, Thanks for clarifying the interview. People are so quick to dump on her and can't see when tabloids are promoting their bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/05/2012|
I agree, R22. I have never understood the Angie hate here on the DL. It's weird. She's strange, gorgeous, talented, fucks hot men, is maybe a bit of an egomaniac. In short, she sounds like the sort of person every DLer wishes he could be.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/05/2012|
It's because she's a phony, R26. She changes public persona a bit too often to be considered authentic.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/06/2012|
Interesting, R2, you'd think she'd be a new Big Gay Diva, but apparently she's not.
Personally, I think it's because there's nothing larger-than-life about her, onscreen or off. And the way she changed her image from skanky bad girl to mother goddess makes her seem inauthentic. If she'd stayed with the bad girl thing, maybe she'd have a shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/06/2012|
R18 is correct. The media went overboard with Brangelina and the public got sick of them. Same thing happened to TomKat and Bennifer. They tried with the Beckhams but they were dead on arrival and Americans didn't give a shit about them from the get go.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/06/2012|
Is she anorexic or on drugs? Personally, outside of her face (which is gorgeous)- she seems rail thin and weak...
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/06/2012|
Well all you need is a strong, muscular face to be an action star.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/06/2012|
Maybe, R28, her ultimate goal isn't to be a big gay diva? Maybe she really wants to be a mother and really does care about her humanitarian endeavors. I'm not saying her image isn't measured. I'm sure part of it is. But I think it's safe to assume she also does care about her kids and her other non-acting interests. I get how people can roll their eyes at her Saint Angie persona, but I find it all harmless.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/06/2012|
She needs to gain weight. She is getting that too skinny, stringy and gaunt look that ultra-thin older women get. Helen Gurley Brown was a good example of this.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/06/2012|
Movies will give her up by then since she will be middle aged.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/06/2012|