Screen siren Angelina Jolie may be one of Hollywood's most bankable faces, but the actress is looking to a future of domestic bliss, not box office blockbusters. The mum-of-six has revealed that she imagines her brood's teenage years will be a challenge, and that she wants to be completely available to her children as they navigate that delicate time of their lives.
Speaking to Channel 4 News she said: "I think I'm going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years, anyway, too much to manage at home.
"I have enjoyed being an actress. I am so grateful to the job and I have had great experiences and I have even be able to tell stories and be a part of stories that mattered and I have done things for fun, but..." trailing off, Angelina reveals that her retirement will be a process.
"I will do some films and I am so fortunate to have the job, it's a really lucky profession to be a part of and I enjoy it," she added. "But if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children. I wake up in the morning as a mum and I turn on the news like everybody else and I see what's happening and I want to be part of the world in a positive way."
Her declaration echoes that of fiancé Brad Pitt, who in the past also said he would relinquish lead roles as he approaches 50. Fans of the 48-year-old actor still have a couple of years to enjoy him, but beyond that, Shiloh, Zahara, Maddox, Pax, Knox and Vivienne can all look forward to having their dad – and later their mum – at home.
In an interview on Australian TV, Brad shared the decision he had been making in private for some time, admitting it wasn't a difficult choice. "'No, it's nice just letting it go. You know? Like, it's been years in the making so it's nice just to release it".
Both actors' retirement plans coincide nicely with their impending nuptials, and while they're keeping exact details of their wedding firmly under wraps, Brad has hinted that the big day may not be far away. The star – who got engaged to Angelina in April said the ceremony would be "soon". "The time is nigh," he told US publication People. "It's soon. I got a good feeling about it."