“I’m very happy to begin a directing career. I didn’t know if I’d be able to successfully make this change. I love telling stories. You learn so much about life. In my case, both films I’ve done so far deal with history, so it’s a very full experience, and you work very closely with the crew. So I love directing, and I would like to direct more. I think I’d like to do less acting and more directing, and I’m fortunate,” said Angelina Jolie.
Angelina Jolie is currently in Shanghai to promote her film Maleficent that is set to release in China on June 20, 2014.
Angelina Jolie feels that Maleficent it’s the action that’s laced with a lot of adventure is what sets the film apart. It’s something that has never been seen on celluloid. There is something very unique to this film. It has a message in it that is very strong.
Maleficent is special to her as she shares screen space with her daughter Vivienne, who plays the younger Aurora in the movie.
“Brad and I never had intentions of turning our children into actors. When I was on the set I was quite physically scary for children, and when little kids would visit the set and see me in person they would cry, one little kid froze for a good five minutes staring at me,” she said.
Angelina Jolie is also talking time out and is discovering China for the first time and said she is finding out about Chinese directors and artists as she wishes to collaborate with them at some point.
Here’s wishing Angelina Jolie all the best for Maleficent’s China release.