Angelina Jolie graces the cover of Marie Claire magazine’s January 2012 issue. Inside, she discusses moving away from acting, writing and directing her first film, and working with actresses.
On moving away from acting: “I woke up one day realizing, God, I’m an actor. I don’t think I intended to be an actor. I think my mother wanted it for me. I loved telling stories, and I enjoyed the profession, but is it too late to be something else?”
On writing and directing her first film, In The Land Of Blood and Honey: “It began as a private exercise, an excuse to get out some of my frustrations [with] the international community and justice issues.”
On working with actresses: “It was nice for me to play with other girls; I don’t really have girlfriends in movies, if you’ve noticed… Well, I have a few girlfriends, I just… I stay at home a lot. I’m just not very social. I don’t do a lot with them, and I’m very homebound.”
Also in the January 2012 issue: a guide to budget beauty buys and a report on giving back. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands later this month or head to MarieClaire.com.