Angelina Jolie lost motivation to act when mother died

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has confessed she no longer felt motivated to act once her mother Marcheline Betrand passed away in 2007.

Angelina Jolie didn't feel the same about acting after her mother died.

The 'Maleficent' actress has confessed to deciding to move onto directing after her mother Marcheline Betrand passed away in 2007 because she no longer felt motivated to act.

She shared: "This is all very personal, but I realised when my mum passed away how much of my acting career was motivated by her desire to be an actress, and how happy I was to show her my films and how excited she was. When she was gone, it wasn't the same."

The 39-year-old star is currently wowing critics with her major directorial debut 'Unbroken' - the story of prisoner of war and Olympian Louis Zamperini - but she's confessed she'll still get in front of the camera for the right parts.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I don't love the spotlight and I like shining the light on other people. I still enjoy acting but not like I used to. If it's an interesting role I would do it."


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