Angelina Jolie acted for mother

Angelina Jolie became an actress because her mother wanted her to and "only realised" it wasn't what she wanted to do five years ago.

Angelina Jolie acted for mother

Angelina Jolie became an actress to please her mother.

The 'Maleficent' star - who is the daughter of actor Jon Voight and late actress Marcheline Bertrand - "only realised" she wasn't pursuing her dream career five years ago.

She said: "My mom always wanted me to be an actor. And I started going to theatre and going on auditions young. I only realised about five years ago that I actually didn't want to be an actor.

"I never knew the other. I grew up with my career being thrust upon me. It took me a long time to believe that I could do more than that one aspect of our business."

The brunette beauty - who raises children Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, nine, and twins Knox and Vivienne, six, with husband Brad Pitt - insists a celebrity lifestyle has never been important to her, which is why she enjoys working behind the camera as a director.

Speaking as she interviewed her 'Unbroken' star Domhnall Gleeson for Interview magazine, she said: "I'm a very private person. I don't go out much. I'm home with kids. I go to work. I don't really like being the focus of attention, which is why I like being behind the camera more."

Domhnall stars in the forthcoming 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' and Angelina, who is a big fan of the franchise, asked him to "put in a good word" with director J.J. Abrams to land her the role of the wife of sci-fi bounty hunter Boba Fett.

She said: "Can Boba Fett have a missus? Well, put in a good word for me, then."

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