If the acting thing ever falls to the wayside, maybe Angelina Jolie will reconsider a former goal: Becoming a funeral director.
The 36-year-old Oscar winner told CBS’ “60 Minutes” last Sunday that she had a plan in place if she couldn’t find her way in Hollywood.
“It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with the funeral,” she said in the interview. “This whole idea of how somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn’t work out, that was going to be my path.”
But Jolie did find herself on a darker path, personally. Before she became known as Hollywood’s globe-trotting, Oscar-winning mom of six, it was her wild side that drew attention (blood vials and Billy Bob Thornton, anyone?).
The star says that’s now all in the past…unless her partner Brad Pitt‘s around.
“I went through heavier, darker times and I survived them. I didn’t die young. So I am very lucky,” she reveals. “There are other artists and people that didn’t survive certain things…people can imagine that I did the most dangerous, and I did the worst,” says Jolie. “For many reasons, I shouldn’t be here.”
These days, the actress is more likely to be found toting around tots – or stepping behind the camera for directorial work, as she did with December’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey” – than engaging her wild side.
But there’s still one person who gets to see it.
“I’m still a bad girl,” Jolie admits. “It’s just in its place now. It belongs to Brad. Or it belongs to our adventures.
The 47-year-old actor also said, in three years, he’d like to quit acting and take a seat behind the camera.
“I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together,” he said. “Getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher times [sic] otherwise.”
Brad must be serious because this isn’t the first time we’ve heard his and Angelina’s plan to ease out of the spotlight. Jolie laid their exit plan out in August, saying she prefers mothering to acting.
Also in Papa Pitt’s plans: more babies. Maybe.
“You know, I don’t know that we’re finished,” the father of six replied when asked if he and Angelina would expand their family. “I don’t know yet. I don’t know.”
Brad elaborated on the joys of fatherhood, saying he “obviously” loves the chaos involved with parenting half a dozen kids. “Those late nights are so fun when one of them’s up or those mornings when they get up and make pancakes or something,” he says. “That’s what it’s about.”
Angelina Jolie is spreading the word that she wants to scale back on the movie-making and focus on her six kids.
In an interview with The Financial Times, the 36-year-old star reveals that acting is starting to lose its luster.
“As Brad and I get older we’re going to do fewer films,” she said, according to The Wrap. “I’ve been working for a long time, he’s been working for a long time, we’ve had a nice run and don’t want to be doing this our whole lives… I don’t love it as much… I love being a mom.”
The actress and her partner Brad Pitt are parents to Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox.
Jolie explains that her loss of interest is due to motherhood and maturity: “I’m older and I know who I am, and I’m less interested in the character helping me answer something than in being able to answer it for myself, as a woman, as an adult, with my family.”
But she’s not leaving just yet – Jolie will be starring in the upcoming film “Cleopatra,” and her writing and directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” was picked up for a December U.S. release.
Get ready for a royal wedding of another sort: After six years together (and six kids!), Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning a wedding set to take place within the next few months, three separate sources confirm in the new Us Weekly, out Wednesday.
The “I do’s” could take place at their newly renovated Chateau Miraval in Correns, France (conveniently featuring a 16th-century chapel) — but don’t expect a lavish bash in the manner of Pitt’s $1 million nuptials in 2000 to Jennifer Aniston.
This super-couple’s wedding “would be intimate and informal,” one insider says of the pair.
Although Jolie, 36, and Pitt, 47, have long resisted traditional marriage until it became legal for everyone — gay or straight — their kids may have changed their mind.
“The kids ask about marriage,” Pitt told USA Today in May of Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3. “It’s meaning more and more to them.”