American star Angelina Jolie disclosed the reasons behind her sudden comeback to acting after sticking on to direction job for long.
In the last interview with a publication, while the Oscar-winning actor was promoting her approaching thriller drama release ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’, she lighted on why she has not directed any new project since 2017’s ‘First They Killed My Father’.
“I love directing, but I had a change in my family situation that’s not made it possible for me to direct for a few years,” said Jolie.
The 45-year-old star who had split up with ex Brad Pitt added, “I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs. That’s the truth of it.”
Jolie who has six children with Pitt also clarified why she has had to suppress her instincts to fit the “not maternal by nature” attitude of her character, Hannah, in the upcoming film.
“Sometimes the director would correct me because my behaviour towards a child was different from Hannah’s behaviour towards a child,” she said.
She and Pitt who had split in 2016, share custody of five of their six children, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox, while their eldest son, Maddox, is now 18.
A source recently told a website that the exes prioritized their kids’ health and happiness, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, revealing, “All the kids are home with Jolie but they have continued seeing Pitt and go over for their regular visits.”
The ‘Mr. and Mrs Smith’, also admitted how unique her family life is in an interview with a magazine, stating that “I feel like I’m lacking in all the skills to be a traditional stay-at-home mom.”
Jolie also added that she is never felt better. As she put it, “I feel that I’m gonna hit my stride in my 50s.”
On the other hand, on the work front, her approaching film ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ is set to premiere in theatres on May 14. The movie is directed by Oscar Nominee Taylor Sheridan from a script by Michael Koryta and Charles Leavitt and Sheridan, based on the eponymous book by Koryta.
Steven Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Aaron L. Gilbert, Kevin Turen and Sheridan produced, with Steven Thibault, Ashley Levinson, Andria Spring, Jason Cloth, Richard McConnell, Kathryn Dean, Michael Friedman, Daria Cercek and Celia Khong are managerial producers.