Angelina Jolie, a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, has won an Oscar and acted in successful films. However, she disclosed that her foray into acting was primarily to support her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who had financial struggles. Despite being the offspring of two performers, Jolie confessed that she has never felt entirely at ease in front of the camera.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Angelina Jolie revealed that acting was not initially a career path that aligned with her nature. She admitted that she felt fortunate to have been able to pursue acting but only realized how much it meant to her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, after her passing. Jolie believed that acting was a means to an end in the beginning, as it helped her contribute to paying bills. Despite this, she acknowledges the creative aspects of the job and the opportunities to explore different times in history, learn new skills, and delve into different parts of oneself. However, she also recognizes that at the end of the day, actors are not the characters they portray.
Despite being the offspring of two performers, the 42-year-old actress, who is considered one of the most renowned actresses worldwide, confessed that she has never truly felt comfortable while facing the camera.
The superstar has been responsible for several blockbuster franchises, with her most notable success being Maleficent. This film generated a whopping $500 million in revenue back in 2014.
Angelina has opened up about her struggles with fame and revealed that she even considered leaving her acting career after winning an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted in 2000. She explained that being young and in the public eye can be challenging, especially when you haven’t fully formed your opinions yet. In fact, Angelina temporarily quit acting in the late 1990s to attend New York University and pursue a different path. However, after her Oscar win, she realized that acting was still her passion. Despite this, she eventually discovered a newfound love for directing and has found success in that realm as well, with her latest film, First They Killed My Father, receiving critical acclaim.
In the coming years, Jolie developed a passion for directing and took on the role of overseeing By The Sea, a movie that she worked on with her former partner, Brad Pitt.