Angelina Jolie has made the shocking announcement that she is taking a break from acting.
The actress has said that she is going to give acting “a backseat,” saying: “I’ve had a wonderful career and am very happy to have all the opportunities I’ve had to tell stories and to work for as long as I have.”
Angelina now says she plans to concentrate on directing and writing, as well as on her humanitarian work: “I would like to focus more on writing and directing, and above all I’d like to focus on my work with the UN.”
We hope it won’t be too long before we see Angelina on our screens again, as movies such as Girl, Interrupted and Changeling show us what an incredible actress she is.
For now, we’ll have to settle for her portrayal as the spooky Maleficent in the upcoming Disney movie.