Angelina Jolie: Fewer Films Due to a Decade of Feeling Unlike Myself

Angelina Jolie's journey takes a fashionable turn

by Nouman Rasool
Angelina Jolie: Fewer Films Due to a Decade of Feeling Unlike Myself
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In the ever-evolving journey of self-discovery, Hollywood heavyweight Angelina Jolie has expressed her sentiments in a candid chat with Vogue. The actress, famed for her iconic roles and lauded for her humanitarian pursuits, has been undergoing a period of introspection.

As she delves deeper into her personal growth at 48, Jolie openly discusses the emotional challenges she faces. "I feel as if I haven't truly been me for the past ten years,” Jolie confided, hinting at deeper reasons without delving into specifics.

In her pursuit of genuine self-awareness, she has strategically decreased her on-screen presence. Approximately seven years ago, the actress decided to embrace projects without prolonged shooting schedules, emphasizing the importance of healing and balance.

Jolie's Passionate Pivot to Fashion

However, the limelight isn't dimming for this star. As she distances herself from conventional film roles, Jolie's new venture, Atelier Jolie, has taken the center stage in her life. This fashion house represents more than just haute couture.

For Jolie, it's a cathartic expression, a chance to reinvent herself, and foster a nurturing community. "It’s therapeutic, working creatively alongside individuals you resonate with,” she shared, indicating her desire for a major life overhaul.

Since her meteoric rise in the '90s, Angelina Jolie has impressed both critics and audiences alike. From her Oscar-winning performance in "Girl, Interrupted" to powerful roles in movies like "Changeling," "Maleficent," and the recent Marvel blockbuster "Eternals," she’s an undeniable force in Hollywood.

Yet, her ventures are not limited to the big screen. Last month brought the announcement of Jolie joining as a lead producer for the Broadway adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s revered novel, "The Outsiders." Furthermore, marking a significant shift in her humanitarian work, Jolie bid adieu to her two-decade-long association with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

The celebrated actress had been an unwavering voice for displaced individuals globally. Reflecting on her departure, she highlighted her new direction, "Engaging directly with refugees and grassroots organizations offers a more intimate way to support advocacy efforts and seek tangible solutions." This transformational phase for Jolie underscores her unyielding spirit.

Whether it's on-screen magic, fashion endeavors, or philanthropic contributions, her journey is ever-inspiring, reflecting the resilience of the human spirit.

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