Angelina Jolie Done With Acting?


In an interview with DuJour magazine, Angelina Jolie said her plan is to “absolutely” give up acting entirely to focus on her career as a director. Here are highlights:

On moving to directing: “I’ve never been comfortable as an actor; I’ve never loved being in front of the camera. I didn’t ever think I could direct, but I hope I’m able to have a career at it because I’m much happier.”

On selecting her projects: “I was looking for something to do and studying what was out there as a director. Directing is very different from acting because it takes more than two years of your life, so it has to matter—really matter—in a different way.”

On making a film version of Unbroken: “I fought for it for months, and it became less about wanting to do a film and more that I wanted to be close to be somebody like Louie. I felt I needed to go on that journey, that it would make me a better person if I could. I was begging not only to be the director—I was begging to have the opportunity to spend two years of my life focused on Louie Zamperini.”

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