Angelina Jolie (48) has announced that she wants to quit her acting career soon and move away from Los Angeles, a city that she says is “toxic” for her mental health. The famous actress wants to settle in Cambodia, the country where she adopted her eldest son Maddox (22 years old).
Angelina Jolie did not name the exact date when she would like to bring her ideas to life, but said that she was seriously thinking about this aspect. The Maleficent star explained that she is currently in a place that does not suit her and that if she had it all over again, she would not come into the film industry. Because her father is famous actor Jon Voight (84), she grew up in the spotlight and explained that she was completely unimpressed by Hollywood.
Angelina Jolie: 'I no longer have a social life'
Angelina Jolie also said that she cannot leave the US permanently until the process she is in with her ex-husband Brad Pitt, whom she divorced in 2019, is completed. They are still fighting for custody of their minor children. and the actor accused his ex-wife of selling part of a vineyard in France that they both owned. Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband have six children: three adopted Maddox, Pax (20 years old) and Zakhara (18 years old), as well as three biological ones: Shiloh (17 years old) and twins Vivienne and Knox (15 years old). To date, all the children have remained with their mother.
“This is part of what happened after the divorce: I lost the ability to live and travel freely. I grew up in a pretty dark place. Of all the places in the world, Hollywood is not a healthy place. So I want something real,” Angelina, who is worth $120 million, told the Wall Street Journal.
The star has been focusing on other things lately, and it's clear she's determined to say goodbye to Hollywood. Last year, Angelina Jolie stepped down as United Nations (UN) ambassador after 21 years in the role. However, the star continues to work on refugee issues around the world.
“I don’t have a social life anymore. I realized that my closest friends are refugees. Four out of six close friends come from a war zone,” the actress added. In addition to her friends, Jolie maintains a close bond with her six children: “They are the most important people in my life, and I consider them friends. We are seven completely different personalities, but that is our strength.”
Moreover, she also launched a fashion brand, Atelier Jolie, from which, according to her admission, she does not expect enormous success: “I will probably lose a lot of money. I've never been to a fashion show and I'm not interested in trends. I love uniqueness and freedom!”
And Cameron Diaz left Hollywood
Cameron Diaz (51 years old) left the world of cinema in 2014, although she was one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood. He had roles in such successful films as Charlie's Angels, The Holiday or What Happens in Vegas.
“I decided that I wanted something different from my life. I worked a lot, made films, and it was all great, but I wanted peace. Now I can finally take care of myself,” the star, who has a fortune of $140 million, explained some time ago.