Angelina Jolie always struggles to return to acting after fulfilling her other high profile role as a UNITED NATIONS (UN) Goodwill Ambassador.

The GIRL, INTERRUPTED OSCAR-winner loves spending time with her sons as she travels around the world attending conferences and visiting UN HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR) projects around the world.

And Jolie insists she's only driven to continue making movies by the money she earns - because she desperately needs cash to undertake her charity missions.

Fresh from attending the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM in Switzerland, the 29-year-old says, "If I've had a few months I'm having trouble going back to work because I'm finding that my time at home with my son and taking him around and traveling to UNHCR programs or other parts of the world is just more fulfilling and more interesting to me and I know is more important.

"I can't find anything that interests me enough to go back to work. I'm simply not excited about anything. I'm not excited about going to a film set.

"At the same time I know that by doing a film and making money and remaining in the public eye, I'm able to fund more programs and I'm able to bring more attention. So I know I have to do both. But it is hard to go back to work.

"We need the political will, and that often comes from the will of the people. So if celebrities or personalities can help to educate the people - not influence them, not tell them (what to do) - just tell them the truth about what's happening and let them form their own opinion, that will strengthen them and they will push their politicians."

31/01/2005 21:24