Angelina Jolie is retiring from acting, according to a new interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News. “I will do some films and I am so fortunate to have the job, it’s a really lucky profession to be a part of and I enjoy it,” Jolie, 37, said to Channel 4,”but if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children.”
Jolie continues, “I wake up in the morning as a mum and I turn on the news like everybody else and I see what’s happening and I want to be part of the world in a positive way,” referring to her efforts as a humanitarian and philanthropist.
She says she plans to retire when her children get older. “I think I’m going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years, anyway, too much to manage at home,” said the Salt actress.
Jolie still has a few years until she reaches that milestone, though. Her oldest child, Maddox, is only 11, in addition to Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 6 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 4.
Her next project, a sleeping beauty revamp called Maleficent is due in 2014.
Jolie is following the lead of fiance Brad Pitt, 48, who claimed in an interview last year that he would retire from acting at 50. In the interview, Pitt announced he would likely move behind the camera, “I’ve really enjoyed the producerial side,” he said. Pitt also voiced an interest in taking on more unique projects, “getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise.”
Jolie’s comments, especially in context with Pitt’s from last year, point to a more settled life for the couple, who frequently haul their family around the world to shoot films.
The announcement of Jolie’s eventual retirement comes just says after Pitt confirmed to People the long-time couple would marry “soon.” The location and date are heavily under wraps.
Pitt added the ceremony will be “all about family.”