CATEGORIES Movie NewsAngelina Jolie may be a world-famous actress, but that doesn't mean she wants to continue starring in movies. In an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Jolie spoke about her love of directing (her directorial debut, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey,' opens Dec. 23), and why she'd rather be behind the camera instead of in front of it. "I love having the spotlight on somebody else, and I much prefer it," she admits.
Considering Jolie is one of the most photographed people on the planet, her comments make perfect sense. However, the 36-year-old actress is still unsure about 'Blood and Honey,' a love story between a soldier and his prisoner during the Bosnian War. "I am nervous that people are not going to understand it."
In addition to her turn as a director, Jolie discussed her previous career aspirations, including an interest in becoming a funeral director (something that had originally been reported several years earlier). "It sounds like this very strange, dark, eccentric thing to do. But in fact, I lost my grandfather and I was very upset with his funeral," admits Jolie. "So, we discussed that maybe there are ways where this whole idea of how somebody passes and how somebody deals with this passing and what death is, should be adressed in a different way. If this acting thing didn't work out, that was going to be my backup."
Jolie also speaks about her life in the spotlight, what it's like having the paparazzi follow her every move, and her strained relationship with her father, actor Jon Voight. You can watch the entire interview over on 60 Minutes.
[via 60 Minutes]
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