Angelina Jolie wants to get back to acting after taking “over a year off” to deal with the aftermath of her highly-publicized split from Brad Pitt.
The director of “First They Killed My Father” told The Hollywood Reporter she was looking forward to getting back into action after dealing with a complicated “family situation.” Jolie, 42, has not committed to a role but says a sequel to “Maleficent” is likely to happen this year.
“‘Maleficent’, we’re working on, most likely. And I look forward to having some fun with that,” she explained, but that’s not all! “‘Cleopatra’, there is a script. There’s a lot of different things floating around. But I haven’t committed.”
“Right now, I don’t have anything to direct that I feel passionate about… so I’ll do some acting. I’ve taken over a year off now, because of my family situation, to take care of my kids,” she continued. “I feel it’s time for me to go back to work, I’ll be able to go back to work. I’ve been needed at home. I hope [to work again] in the months to come.”
Her new Netflix film received a standing ovation for its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Jolie confirmed she would like to give up acting to work as a director one day: “I would love to at some point. At some point, I’ll probably just direct. If I’m allowed to. But you just don’t know if you can have a career as a director. You don’t know how things are going to be received.”
Jolie is equally active as an advocate for human rights. When asked about U.S. President Donald Trump, Jolie said she would continue to fight for equality. “I will continue to speak out about human rights and freedoms,” she said.
“Absolutely. We can speak out about what we are angry about, but the most important thing is to try and help people understand the reality and not be blinded by something that is not the truth.”