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Angelina Jolie Retiring? Is The Actress Ready To Quit Hollywood?

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/04/12 EST Updated: 12/05/12 EST

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"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 Jolie said in an interview with Britain's Channel 4 News. "But if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children."

Jolie continued, "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."

This isn't the first time Jolie has spoken about quitting the business. "Acting helped me as I was growing up. It helped me learn about myself, helped me travel, helped me understand life, express myself, all those wonderful things," Jolie said in a 2010 interview with Vanity Fair. "So I'm very, very grateful, it's a fun job. It's a luxury. Look, I'm at work today in the middle of Venice. But I don't think I'll do it much longer."

While Jolie's oldest son, Maddox, is now 11, it doesn't look like she will be retiring in time for his 13th birthday. Jolie is currently working on the movie "Maleficent," hitting theaters March 14, 2014. She even brought her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt into the mix, as the four-year-old will reportedly have a "minor role" in the film.

Jolie is also rumored for an upcoming role in a potential "Kung Fu Panda 3" and reportedly reviewed a script for "Salt 2." One other project that the actress has on her plate? Her wedding to partner Brad Pitt. Pitt recently said that the nuptials will take place "soon."

[via E!]

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    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend 'In the Land Of Blood And Honey' Pairs premiere on February 16, 2012 in Paris, France.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    US actress and director Angelina Jolie (L) and her partner US actor Brad Pitt pose on the red carpet to attend the premiere of her film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' (Au pays du sang et du miel) on February 16, 2012 in Paris. Jolie present her first movie as director, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' , a film about the women's situation during the Bosnian war.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    US actress and director Angelina Jolie and her partner US actor Brad Pitt pose on the red carpet prior to the premiere of her film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' (Au pays du sang et du miel) on February 16, 2012 in Paris. Jolie present her first movie as director, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' , a film about the women's situation during the Bosnian war.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    US actress and director Angelina Jolie and her partner US actor Brad Pitt pose on the red carpet to attend the premiere of her film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' (Au pays du sang et du miel) on February 16, 2012 in Paris. Jolie present her first movie as director, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' , a film about the women's situation during the Bosnian war.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the Cinema for Peace Gala ceremony at the Konzerthaus Am Gendarmenmarkt during day five of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on February 13, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Cinema for Peace Gala at the Konzerthaus Am Gendarmenmarkt during day five of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival on February 13, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    US actress Angelina Jolie and US actor Brad Pitt wave to fans as they arrive for the 'Cinema for Peace' gala taking place on the sidelines of the Berlinale film festival on February 13, 2012 in Berlin. Since 2002 Cinema for Peace has been a worldwide initiative, promoting humanity through film while inviting members of the international film community to attend the annual Cinema for Peace Award-Gala-Night during the Berlin International Film Festival.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Us actress and director Angela Jolie (L) and US actor Brad Pitt pose for photographers at the premiere of the film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' on February 11, 2012 in Berlin. The 62nd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, kicked off on February 9, 2012, with 23 productions screening in the main showcase.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt and director Angelina Jolie attend the 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' Premiere during day three of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on February 11, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    US actress and director Angelina Jolie (R) and US actor Brad Pitt pose for photographers at the premiere of the film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' on February 11, 2012 in Berlin. The 62nd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, kicked off on February 9, 2012, with 23 productions screening in the main showcase.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actors Brad Pitt (L) and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive to the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on January 29, 2012.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pose on the red carpet for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, January 15, 2012.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the 2011 New York Film Critics Circle awards at Crimson on January 9, 2012 in New York City.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 7, 2012 in Palm Springs, California.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Actor Brad Pitt (L) and Writer/Director Angelina Jolie arrive at the 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' premiere held at ArcLight Cinemas on December 8, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

    Director/actor Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt pose for a photo during the premiere of 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' at the School of Visual Arts on December 5, 2011 in New York City.