Jolie: Mother's death lessened desire to act

Jolie: Mother's death lessened desire to act

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 directorial turn on 'Unbroken' - the story of prisoner of war and Olympian Louis Zamperini - but she said she will 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."

Jolie also said being married to Brad Pitt after nearly 10 years together was an "extraordinary feeling".

She said: "As soon as it was all over, we all just changed clothes and hung out. It was just a very happy time. It wasn't this monumental change - we were just very happy and sure, and it's quite an extraordinary feeling to be so sure. It gives you peace."

Jolie - who was previously married to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton - insists she and Brad, 51, who split from wife Jennifer Aniston after meeting Angelina on the set of their 2005 film 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', didn't feel pressure on their big day as they were already completely committed to one another.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "What was lovely about it was that we didn't feel there was something missing or we needed to get married.

"We felt so complete, and the commitment to children is one that you cannot walk away from, so we already had that commitment. It was really that we wanted to re-commit and commit deeper in a way,

and we wanted to celebrate that union with our children."

However, despite claiming marriage wasn't a big deal for them, Angelina admits she and Brad are now even happier than ever.

The brunette beauty added: "And it does feel different when you say, 'My husband', or, 'My wife'. It warms you in a different way and you look at that person a little differently."

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