“A Lot Of Healing To Do”: Angelina Jolie Addresses Stepping Back From Acting Over The Past Few Years

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

The ‘bad girl’ of Hollywood, Angelina Jolie has taken a step back in her career over the past few years. The ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ actress is now going to focus on the fashion industry and opening her own fashion studio Atelier Jolie in November. And the mom of six has also involved her children in the making of her latest endeavor.

One of the sought-after actresses, Angelina Jolie started her career in the 1980s. Over the years, the ‘Maleficent’ actress has done dozens of movies and also won a handful of awards including the Academy Award and Golden Globe Awards. In addition, the celeb also had a much-publicized divorce from Brad Pitt and also fought with breast cancer. Still, she stays strong seeking novelty in life.

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Angelina Jolie Is Still ‘Healing’

Angelina Jolie
Atelier Jolie to be started by Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has a close connection with her kids, all six of them. As she spoke to Vogue for the interview published on September 27, one can see how she equates her pain and pleasure with that of her children. Through tough times, the children have stayed with their mother. The Original Sin’ actress also recounted how for the past seven years she has been taking up less work. “We had a lot of healing to do. We’re still finding our footing,” the actress shared.

Though the 48-year-old did not go into the specifics of what she was healing, those years were when she was in a divorce battle with her ex-husband Brad Pitt. Jolie “feels a bit down these days,” she said in the interview.

I don’t feel like I’ve been myself for a decade, in a way, which I don’t want to get into,” she added. The former couple had filed for divorce in 2016 after a physical altercation took place while they were on a plane. Working towards the launch of Atelier Jolie has been therapeutic for the ‘Eternals’ star.  

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Angelina Jolie Was Saved By Her Children

Angelina Jolie and her kids
The actress Angelina Jolie and her kids

Throughout the interview, Angelina Jolie kept making references to her children, especially Zahara and Pax. The two have done their shares for the upcoming fashion studio.

The ‘Gia’ star had become a mother at 26 and that had changed her life. “Having children saved me—and taught me to be in this world differently. I think, recently, I would’ve gone under in a much darker way had I not wanted to live for them,” she said to Vogue. 

They’re better than me because you want your children to be. Of course, I’m the mother, and hopefully that safe place for them and that stability. But I’m also the one that they laugh at—and I see them taking over so many different aspects of our family,” she added.

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