Angelina Jolie to focus on off-screen roles as charity commitments take up more time
Published 09/05/2014 | 17:21
Angelina Jolie has told how her on-screen appearances will take more of a back seat as she concentrates more on her charity commitments and behind the scenes movie work.
The Hollywood star said her role as a special envoy for the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees and the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) - which she helped to launch with Foreign Secretary William Hague - would be among her prime areas of focus.
She was speaking at a press conference in London to launch her latest film Maleficent, in which she stars as the Sleeping Beauty sorceress.
The 38-year-old had previously attended a preview of an exhibition of costumes from the Disney film - her first movie appearance for four years - at Kensington Palace.
And today (May 9) she suggested her acting roles would continue to be few and far between.
The mother of six, whose five-year-old daughter Vivienne makes her screen debut in the film, said of her acting: "It's going to be taking more of a back seat. 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.
"I'm sure there will be a few 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 and PSVI."