The veteran actress Angelina Jolie, who spoke to Vogue, stated that she began doing less film work “seven years ago, only taking jobs that didn’t require long shoots.” Why? ” We had a lot of healing to do. We’re still finding our footing,” she remarked. The Oscar winner did not elaborate, but the timing of Jolie’s break from acting corresponds with the dissolution of her marriage to Brad Pitt. After an alleged violent incident with Pitt on a plane, she petitioned for separation seven years ago in September 2016.
Jolie’s filmography experienced a notable lull after appearing in and directing the 2015 disaster “By the Sea,” supporting Brad Pitt, and taking the lead in Disney’s blockbuster “Maleficent” in 2014. In the eight years since, she has only played the lead in two films: “Those Who Wish Me Dead” in 2021 and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in 2019. She appeared in Marvel’s “Eternals” (2021) and the fantasy movie “Come Away” (2020) in minor parts, and she provided the voice for Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan” (2020) and the upcoming “Kung Fu Panda 4.”
Jolie admitted to feeling “bit down these days,” in the interview before saying, “I don’t feel like I’ve been myself for a decade, in a way. Which I don’t want to get into.” Jolie chatted with Vogue to promote the imminent debut of Atelier Jolie, a fashion collection that prioritizes social responsibility and the environment. In spite of taking a break from Hollywood, she acknowledged the company for assisting her emotional recuperation.
“I think part of this has also been therapeutic for me — to work in a creative space with people you trust and to rediscover yourself,” Jolie said. “I’m hoping to change many aspects of my life. And this is the forward-facing one.”
“Sometimes the way you dress says, ‘Don’t mess with me — I’ve got my armor on.’ But I want a woman to feel safe enough that she can be soft,” Jolie mentioned starting a fashion line early in the interview.“After I went through something where I was hurt, I had a therapist ask if I would try wearing a flowing garment. Sounds silly, but I assumed that pants and boots projected a ‘tougher’ look, a stronger me. But was I strong enough to be soft? At the time, no. I felt vulnerable. Now I wonder if I don’t know what my style is because I’m still understanding who I am at 48. I guess I’m in transition as a person.”