Angelina Jolie Pulls a Brad Pitt, Says She Plans to Give Up Acting

When her kids hit their teenage years it will be time to call it quits, the star said

By Natalie Finn
|  Monday, Dec 3, 2012  |  Updated 10:38 PM EDT
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Angelina Jolie apparently isn't angling to be the next Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep.

Similar to fianc Brad Pitt, who said he could foresee taking that pretty face of his behind the camera to direct once he hits 50, Jolie told Britain's Channel 4 News that she sees herself calling it a career in the not-too-distant future.

"I think I'm going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years, anyway, too much to manage at home," says the Salt star in an interview in which she also acknowledges that her human-rights work for the United Nations has been more rewarding than acting on the whole.

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Of course, the Oscar winner at least sounds aware that being a Hollywood superstar has allowed her to write her own ticket when it comes to being a philanthropist and humanitarian.

"I have enjoyed being an actress," Jolie insists. "I am so grateful to the job and I have had great experiences and I have even be able to tell stories and be a part of stories that mattered and I have done things for fun, but..."

She could do without.

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"I will do some films and I am so fortunate to have the job, it's a really lucky profession to be a part of and I enjoy it," Jolie says. "But if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children. I wake up in the morning as a mum and I turn on the news like everybody else and I see what's happening and I want to be part of the world in a positive way."

Next up for the still-pretty-busy actress, however, is the dark Sleeping Beauty revamp "Maleficent."

At least the Jolie-Pitt kids are all still pretty young right now!

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