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Angelina Jolie Talks Plans to Quit Acting in New Video Interview

Angelina Jolie Talks Plans to Quit Acting in New Video Interview

Angelina Jolie has opened up about her future plans to stop her career as an actress during an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News.

“I have enjoyed being an actress. I am so grateful to the job and I have had great experiences and I have even be able to tell stories and be a part of stories that mattered and I have done things for fun, but…” the 37-year-old actress said.

“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,” Angelina continued. “But if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children. 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.”

Check out what else Angelina had to say during the twenty minute interview, including her views on her work as a humanitarian, the Syrian conflict, and more.

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  • So Pretty

    Angie is so poised and intelligent – this is such an important issue. And she looks so pretty!

  • Ssshhii_baby

    so beautiful with a heart of gold

  • just me

    Such a mature outlook and so grounded.

  • kira

    good news! hope its soon so real actresses instead of PR ones get a chance. waiting for marion cotillard, amy adams, emma stone and other ladies to get a proper shot.

  • HIM

    Angelina Jolie is quitting acting?
    Best news I’ve heard all day.

  • art

    BEST LIPS EVER!

  • jenny

    I like Diane Kruger’s face more

  • Flip

    she is radiant. simply stunning

  • gia

    her movies suck anyway.

  • lol

    if they quit together by next year that would be great. KTS bombed badly. what happended to Brad’s so called star power? this is a sign for WWZ also. so sick of her leg pose and his homeless man shower hungry look.

  • alana

    Angie has no PR (or peer) and she didn’t say she was quitting only she’d be fine if she did. she will one day,she has so many other interests. Why is it so hard for people to report what she says correctly, and why out of all she has to say is that bit emphasized? It’s really annoying.

  • http://@kmariquit kathleen mariquit

    I think that it is a shame that the title for this post is about how Angelina Jolie plans on quitting acting. The video is so much more than that. It’s about her dedication and the UN’s dedication to helping other people. I believe Angelina Jolie is a beautiful person because of this dedication.

  • Dc

    She’s a great woman! So beautiful inside and out. I would miss her so much acting but I so understand why she would leave it. She’s my favorite in everything. She is such an unselfish person. Love ya Angelina you are the best!

  • ashby

    You’re right, stupid title for this thread. Now when she doesn’t “quit” next year,people will claim she lied. Sometimes I think the world doesn’t deserve Angelina Jolie.

  • Yawn

    That is the best news yet. Now if she would only disappear from public life i would be very happy.

  • Boring

    this is the best news yet. Now if she would just disappear from public life i would be happy.

  • washed up

    may as well stay home

  • Da Truth

    Ravaged by hep C

  • Boring

    Hey thats not what I said.

  • Verity

    A class act, being happy with the work she has accomplished. Staying at home, taking care of your family is a reward onto itself. Others in the profession should take note.

  • rachel

    beautiful and extremely intelligent

  • loons

    SOME OF U HAVE DON’T NOTHING TO SUPPORT BRAD
    TO MUSH TALKING IS ALL U PEOPLE ARE DOING GET
    OFF YOUR BIG FAT BLINK BLINK SEE THE MOVIE
    BUY THE PERFUME DONT WAIT FOR FANS TO DO THE HARD
    WORK WHY SOME SAT BACK AND TALKKKKKKKKKK BIG………

  • briseis

    @alana: ITA. Where the heck does it actually say she is quitting acting? She said if it went away tomorrow she’s fine with it and it has been fun and she’s grateful for it. The headline and focus of the article is so misleading. So pathetic of you, Jared.

  • valis202

    @Boring:

    If she bores you so much, why come onto a thread about her. You moron.

    The pathetic thing is that even if she did disappear from public life, idiots like you would still come onto threads about her to comment.

  • Andamentothat

    Angelina neve disappoints! A true class act :)

  • viv and knox

    Home? All the time?
    Please act mummy, Please

  • Bec

    She’s my role model. <3

  • LooseLipz

    Please, yes, may it be soon. But we all know her ego won’t allow her to quit. She needs and craves the attention and accolades.

  • kathleen

    Refreshing to see a celebrity care about helping people around the world. If only more celebrities thought like that instead of thinking about their money, careers, and image. Good luck to her in the future.

  • rachel

    hey loose lipz she does not have ego. the person who has real big ego is jennifer aniston who has not accomplish nothing with her life.

  • ashby

    She is so intelligent and caring and selfless with no huge ego. Just a kind soul who cares about others. She and Brad are great models for young celebs today and tomorrow.

  • NWO Ang

    watches corporate propaganda
    who’d a thunk

  • Buh Bye

    Most of her movies were awful really.

  • luvangie4ever

    Such a beautiful and gracious woman. Though I will miss her greatly, I understand and respect her desire to quit acting. What she does for the world and her family is undoubtedly more rewarding.
    I truly hope she doesn’t stop entirely… maybe a movie once in a while?
    *puppy dog eyes* pretty please?

  • Bea

    PR actress? Lol! A stupid hater lives in their own dream land. Angelina is a mega movie star with an Oscar. She is more than famous all over the world.People here in europe we just love and admire her. she is an amazing human being! So beautiful inside and outside( and so sexy :)
    Whatever she will decide I will support and love her always. And we know she will able to come back acting whenever she feels cos she has a talent.

  • African Girl

    Whew! I thought she was calling it quits like right now…Lol!
    .
    Although when (if) she does quit, it would be for a very very worthy and admirable cause. . .it. is gonna be weird not to see her on big screen. They don’t make em like AJ anymore.

  • KissThis

    Who gives a crap if she quits acting. She’s been in enough films for 10 actresses. She’s pretty over-used.

  • Cher

    I love her. Keep up the good work Angie!!

  • PERFUM/MOVIE SUPPORT BRAD!

    SOME OF U NEED TO QUIT YAPPING AND GO OUT AND SEE THE
    MOVIE BUY PERFUM SUPPORT BRAD. DON’T SAT BACK WAIT FOR
    ME AN SOME FANS TO GO IT ALL.

  • leni

    If she does retire someday,it will be to spend even more time with her family and helping others; but I hope she will eventually come out of retirement to act or become a great director.

  • PERFUM/MOVIE SUPPORT BRAD!

    Loons ange getting old around the mouth……she talk way mush…

  • http://Justjared.com Samantha

    I love her! Angelina and Brad are really one of the only few celebrities nowadays that I like. They put others first, and are not always for themselves. Angelina represents everything I stand for. She gives millions, helps people in need and adopts children. May I say she is also glowing in this interview ! She looks like a beautiful statue just sitting there. =)

  • Nanny Layoffs?

    no chance

  • Next? Full time UN Ho

    yes, she is corrupt

  • me

    Anglina Jolie knows her days as somebody important in movies is long over. She already is some sort of fringe Greta Garbo. The one that once WAS. Angelina is irrelevant. Diva. And too much of a personal myth for anyone to be able to see her as playing believable parts in big movies ever again. Yeah, she got a lot of kids, she should have stayed home taking care of them the last few years already, nobody sees her movies anymore anyway. She is just a weirdo with many kids and dangerous habits and serious pretenses of ”pain”. As if… spoiled brat thinks she is connected to real world starving people kind of pain, pfft.

  • Madison

    She never ages!

  • groundcontrol

    Naturally he media are twisting her words to create a headline. LOL!
    .
    She doesn’t say she is quitting acting. She’s slowed down considerably since she became a mother back in 2002. It’s a natural progression. I’d like to see her direct more. She clearly has a talent for it.
    .
    Both Angie and Brad’s lives show how well they were raised when it come down to it. To be about others. That what Angie’s UN work is all about and that’s one of the reason Brad is loyal to his friends and true to his word.
    .
    I loved Dave Poland’s take on Killing Them Softly – which he really liked. For the most part the film sites and their posters have a lot of appreciation for the film.
    .
    This video of Angie and Minister Hogue is enlightening and encouraging . So gratifying for the Minister to acknowledge the awareness created by Angie’s In The Land of Blood and Honey as the motivating force behind this new proactive mission to deal with the cause, prevention and aftermath of rape as a weapon of war. I know Angie has said what a great experience making the film was but to see it usher in such an important effort must be powerfuly fulfilling for her.

  • deserve

    ashby- You’re right. I, too, sometimes think that the world doesn’t deserve such kind and talented artists like Angie & Brad. One of the writers analyzing the KTS BO* said, “that’s why we can’t have nice things.”

    *BTW, try to find another movie that makes half it’s budget back in one weekend and it’s whole budget overseas and is still termed a failure- yeah, double standard for the JPs.

  • groundcontrol

    @Da Truth:
    .
    #######################
    .
    Flagged for removal defamatory statement.

  • nokidin

    why….title….why….it’s ridiculous and malicious

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