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Angelina Jolie: Acting May Take 'Backseat' In Future

05/16/2014 10:43 am ET | Updated May 16, 2014

Angelina Jolie has expressed interest in quitting acting for years, stating publicly that she'd like to spend more time with her children. In the video above, taken at a press conference for her new film "Maleficent," Jolie spoke again about the possibility of paring down her career in the near future.

"It's going to be taking more of a backseat," she said of acting. "I'm sure there will be a few more films, but I'm happy I'm able to be selective."

Her comments echo similar statements she made in 2011. "If it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children. I think I'm going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years, anyway, too much to manage at home," she told Britain's Channel 4 News.

Two years ago Brad Pitt told Australia's "60 Minutes" that he would be ready to take it easy at age 50. He hit that magic number last December and doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon, so let's hold off on baking any retirement cakes.

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