A new trend is spreading among celebrities — they want to quit being celebrities. Or at least to quit acting. The latest to announce her intention to leave Hollywood is our favorite BBB (Bisexual Before Brad), Angelina Jolie.
Last Thursday, in an interview with the BBC, Jolie said: “I don’t plan to keep acting very long, I’m ready to do a few things now and fade away and get ready to be a grandma one day. … maybe it [acting] will be once a year and then maybe it will be once every three years, and then just naturally … I like being home a lot these days.”
This came on the heels of a similar comment she made recently in an interview with the Italian edition of Vanity Fair.
“The kids are my priority, so it’s possible that from now on I will make fewer movies. I may even stop altogether,” Jolie told the magazine. “I no longer have the ambition I had in my 20s.”
On Monday, Jolie apparently realized that announcing her retirement might prevent her from getting film roles. So, she held a news conference to say she didn’t mean it.
“I’m not making some retirement announcement. I have a big family and a lot of responsibility at home, and I have the good fortune to financially not have to work all the time.” She added, “I just feel privileged that I get to be home a lot. Maybe eventually I’ll stop.”
I’m not sure I’d mind that much if Angelina stopped making movies. I would, however, mind if she stopped making movie stills — especially the ones with guns.
In any case, Jolie has given us a fine holiday gift in the form of a feature story, “Super Girl,” in the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Her lips kind of scare me — would someone with huge lips get them plumped? — but she is remarkably beautiful.
See the rest of the Harper’s spread, along with the text of the article, here.
Are you ready for Angelina to retire from films? Who do you think will be next to retire? You can find some clues here>.