Angelina Jolie To Retire After Cleopatra? Actress Hints At Focus Shift
Jolie could give up acting and refocus her attention after her upcoming Egyptian biopic.
Angelina Jolie has hinted that a retirement from acting could be on the horizon after she finishes her upcoming Cleopatra biopic. The Maleficent actress, who is currently promoting her dark fairytale retake, has already indicated that she'd like to step away from movies to concentrate on her humanitarian concerns.
"I've had a wonderful career and I'm very happy to have had all the opportunities to tell stories and work for as long as I have," she said last month at a Maleficent press conference. "I'm sure there will be more films but I am happy I am able to be selective and have fun with characters like this but I would like to focus on writing and directing and above all I would like to focus more on my work with the UN."
The 37 year-old film star is currently named as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and would be able to devote more time to the role if she diverted her attentions from acting. Jolie has alspo indicated that in future she'd like to focus more of the directing side of filmmaking with the biopic, Unbroken, lined up for a December release.
Speaking on Radio Five Live during her recent Maleficent promotional work, Angelina seemed to confirm a biopic based on the life of the famed Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. "We've been working on it," she said, via The Guardian. "There's been lots of different ideas of directors and lots of different discussions. The script has been written by Eric Roth, who is a dear friend and a brilliant writer."
"She's complicated, it's complicated to get this one right. I think we're getting there. It's getting close. I imagine the preparation for it is going to be big. It's one of those that you think maybe that's the one you put everything into and that's where you end it, that's where you finish - in a great way. What could you do beyond that one?" the Oscar-winning actress said of her new role.
Maleficent is out now in cinemas.
It Looks Like Angelina Jolie Could Be Planning A Break From Acting After Her Cleopatra Film.