Angelina Jolie's Hollywood Exit Plan

Oscar-winner shifts focus, eyes life beyond the silver screen.

by Nouman Rasool
Angelina Jolie's Hollywood Exit Plan
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In an eye-opening discussion with the Wall Street Journal, Angelina Jolie, one of Hollywood's most illustrious figures, has declared her intention to bid farewell to her illustrious career in show business in pursuit of a more serene life outside the United States.

The celebrated Oscar winner, known for her powerful presence in over 60 films, including the blockbuster "Eternals" in 2021, has chosen to relocate from California to Southeast Asia. At 48, Jolie, who first captivated audiences in the 1999 hit "Girl, Interrupted," reflects on her journey and the industry's evolution.

"Being an actress was never about seeking the limelight. Growing up in Hollywood, I never got swept up in its allure," Jolie remarked, revealing a preference for authenticity over the glamor of Tinseltown. Post her high-profile divorce from Brad Pitt in 2016, Jolie has faced challenges in her plans to move abroad.

The former couple, who were together for 14 years and share six children, underwent a complex custody battle. Jolie now holds sole custody of the minors, while Pitt retains visitation rights. "My ability to live and travel freely changed post-divorce," Jolie shared, expressing a yearning to relocate as soon as possible.

Her connections with refugees have profoundly impacted her life choices. Jolie, who has worked extensively with the United Nations for two decades, stepped down in late 2022 to engage more directly with refugees. "Most of my close friends have endured war and conflict.

Their resilience and stories inspire me," she said.

Jolie's New Chapter

While Jolie confirmed she's currently single and not very socially active, her primary focus remains her children, who she considers her best friends.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, is reportedly dating Ines de Ramon. Despite her decision to leave Hollywood, Jolie's professional slate remains full. She's involved in several projects, including "Maleficent 3" and "Maria," where she portrays the famed opera singer Maria Callas.

Additionally, she's venturing into sustainable fashion with the opening of Atelier Jolie in New York. Angelina Jolie's bold move marks a significant shift in her life and career, underscoring her quest for authenticity and a deeper connection with global humanitarian issues.

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