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Angelina Jolie hints she wants to QUIT acting for good – as she reveals plans to LEAVE ‘unhealthy’ LA and ‘spend more time’ in CAMBODIA after ‘losing the ability to travel freely’ during bitter divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie has hinted that she wants to quit acting for good – as she revealed her plans to leave ‘unhealthy’ Los Angeles and ‘spend more time’ in Cambodia after ‘losing the ability to travel freely’ due to her bitter divorce battle with Brad Pitt.

The actress, 48, spoke out about her disdain for Hollywood in the Wall Street Journal’s new December/January issue.

She explained that she wants to move away as soon as she can to instead live in her home in Asia – but not until her ongoing legal battle with her ex finds a resolution.

‘It’s part of what happened after my divorce – I lost the ability to live and travel as freely,’ she said. ‘I will move when I can.

Angelina Jolie has hinted that she wants to quit acting for good - as she revealed her plans to leave 'unhealthy' Los Angeles and 'spend more time' in Cambodia

Angelina Jolie has hinted that she wants to quit acting for good – as she revealed her plans to leave ‘unhealthy’ Los Angeles and ‘spend more time’ in Cambodia

The actress, 48, said that she 'lost the ability to travel freely' due to her bitter divorce battle with Brad Pitt (seen in 2015)

The actress, 48, said that she ‘lost the ability to travel freely’ due to her bitter divorce battle with Brad Pitt (seen in 2015)

She spoke out about her disdain for Hollywood in the Wall Street Journal 's new December/January issue

She spoke out about her disdain for Hollywood in the Wall Street Journal ‘s new December/January issue

She explained that she wants to move away as soon as she can to instead live in her home in Asia - but not until her ongoing legal battle with her ex finds a resolution

She explained that she wants to move away as soon as she can to instead live in her home in Asia – but not until her ongoing legal battle with her ex finds a resolution

‘I grew up in quite a shallow place. Of all the places in the world, Hollywood is not a healthy place. So you seek authenticity.’

Angelina – whose parents, Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, were both actors themselves – added that because ‘she grew up around’ Hollywood, she was ‘never very impressed’ with it.

'It’s part of what happened after my divorce - I lost the ability to live and travel as freely,' she said. 'I will move when I can'

‘It’s part of what happened after my divorce – I lost the ability to live and travel as freely,’ she said. ‘I will move when I can’

‘I never bought into it as significant or important,’ she told the publication.

She admitted that if she were to start all over today, she likely wouldn’t choose acting as her profession, due to some of the ‘expectation’ to share the intimate details of her personal life that now comes with being famous.

She added, ‘When I was starting out, it wasn’t as much of an expectation to be as public, to share so much.’

She also joked that she ‘doesn’t really have a social life’ anymore and that all of her ‘closest friends are refugees.’

The movie star has worked with the the UN Refugee Agency for more than two decades, visting camps in Cambodia, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, and Pakistan over the years.

‘There’s a reason people who have been through hardship are also much more honest and much more connected, and I am more relaxed with them,’ she said.

She described Hollywood as 'shallow' and 'unhealthy' adding that she fell in love with Cambodia because she was 'seeking authenticity'

She described Hollywood as ‘shallow’ and ‘unhealthy’ adding that she fell in love with Cambodia because she was ‘seeking authenticity’

She admitted that if she were to start all over today, she likely wouldn't choose acting as her profession, due to some of the 'expectation' to share the intimate details of her personal life

She admitted that if she were to start all over today, she likely wouldn’t choose acting as her profession, due to some of the ‘expectation’ to share the intimate details of her personal life

She added, 'When I was starting out, it wasn’t as much of an expectation to be as public, to share so much'

She added, ‘When I was starting out, it wasn’t as much of an expectation to be as public, to share so much’

‘Why do I like spending time with people who’ve survived and are refugees? They’ve confronted so much in life that it brings forward not just strength, but humanity.’

Angelina has been embroiled in arguably one of the most public breakups of all time, with the entire world watching on as she and ex Brad, 59, have battled it out in court over the custody of their six kids for the last seven years.

Angelina - whose parents, Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, were both actors themselves - added that because 'she grew up around' Hollywood, she was 'never very impressed' with it. She's seen (left) with her mom and brother

Angelina – whose parents, Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, were both actors themselves – added that because ‘she grew up around’ Hollywood, she was ‘never very impressed’ with it. She’s seen (left) with her mom and brother

She briefly spoke out about the dissolvement of her marriage of WSJ, while opening up about her decision to largely step back from the spotlight in recent years. 

‘We had to heal. There are things we needed to heal from,’ she explained, with the outlet pointing out that she’s only appeared in five movies over the course of her seven-year legal fight.

The 48-year-old graced the front of the magazine’s latest issue. The close-up profile shot showed the Maleficent alum from the neck up, as she starred away from the camera.

Another snap from the photoshoot featured her posing in a black blazer and matching shorts from her new sustainable fashion brand, Altelier Jolie. 

A third saw her standing in a floor-length Atelier Jolie black coat with a hand-painted panel on the back.

If Angelina does take a break from acting, that doesn’t mean she will stop working – ‘I can’t stop,’ she shared. ‘I always think there’s a fight coming.’

Her focus will turn to her other ventures – like her new clothing company, which she said is designed to empower ‘individuality’ and ‘freedom.’

Angelina and Brad first started dating in 2005 and from the start, their romance was controversial. 

They met on set of the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith – while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston – and almost immediately, rumors erupted that he had cheated on the Friends alum.

It was a love triangle that seemed to capture the entire nation – and while Brad started dating Angelina almost immediately after he and Jennifer split, he has furiously denied that he was unfaithful to his ex. 

Brad and Angelina met on set of the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith (seen) and married in 2014

Brad and Angelina met on set of the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith (seen) and married in 2014

They welcomed three children - Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox. They also adopted Zahara and Pax, and Brad adopted the son Angelina had adopted before they got together, Maddox

They welcomed three children – Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox. They also adopted Zahara and Pax, and Brad adopted the son Angelina had adopted before they got together, Maddox

Despite the allegations of infidelity, it seemed as though Brangelina was a match made in heaven, and for over a decade, they were Hollywood’s ‘it’ couple.

They tied the knot in August 2014 during a secret ceremony in the South of France, and welcomed three children together during their romance – Shiloh, now 17, in 2006, and twins Vivienne and Knox, now 15, in 2008.

They also adopted two more, Zahara, now 18, and Pax, now 19, and Brad legally adopted the son that Angelina had adopted before they got together, Maddox, now 22. 

But in 2016, it came to an explosive end after the pair got into an alleged physical altercation while on a private flight with their six kids. 

Angelina later claimed that Brad ‘choked’ one of the children during the horrifying dispute and ‘struck’ another in the face, leaving her and the kids feeling like ‘hostages’ and towering in fear under a blanket for hours until they landed.

She also alleged that he grabbed her by the head, slammed her against a wall, and violently shook her at one point during the flight – which resulted in her injuring her back and elbow. 

Brad’s rep called Angelina’s account ‘completely untrue’ to CNN at first, but then released an amended statement to the publication that read, ‘Angelina’s story continues to evolve each time she tells it. 

‘Brad has accepted responsibility for what he did but will not for things he didn’t do. He has been on the receiving end of every type of personal attack and misrepresentation.

‘Thankfully, the various public authorities she has tried to use against him over the past six years have made their own independent decisions. Brad will continue to respond in court as he has consistently done.’

In May 2021, after years of duking it out in court, Brad and Angelina were officially granted joint custody of their six kids – but one month later, the judge’s decision was thrown out.

Since they split, the two stars have also been fighting in court over the winery that they once owned together. 

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