Angelina Jolie, one of Hollywood’s most successful actresses, is known for her versatility as well as her intense performances. She has been in blockbusters including the Tomb Raider, Wanted series, Salt, The Tourists, and the Maleficent.
Jolie’s career as an actor was more than just acting. Jolie also dabbled in modeling and hoped to direct projects one day. You may wonder what led her to consider quitting acting. Scroll down to learn more.
The 1998 biographical movie “Gia”, which depicted the life and times of model Gia, explored sensitive issues in a very dark way. Angelina Jolie was initially hesitant to accept the role because of her concerns over the difficult nature of the themes. She was initially hesitant because she was worried about the delicate handling such heavy themes. She ultimately chose to take on the role.
Jolie revealed her reservations when she first read the script in an interview with The New York Times. She had many reasons why she didn’t want to do it. She didn’t believe that they would handle drugs and AIDS the right way. She was afraid that they would make it look pretty.
Angelina Jolie felt that, due to her personal experience as a model, the movie was too close to home. She began modeling at age 14 and encountered significant challenges. She was also a rebellious punk, but her experience led her to embrace a more feminine image. She was under pressure to address perceived issues. For example, she was told to lose weight even though she was already thin. She was subjected to a distressing modeling experience, including being weighed in a bathing costume, which left her with a profound feeling of discomfort.
After a long discussion with Michael Cristofer (the director of Gia), her concerns about the script were eased. “The more that we read about Gia the more we felt her and fell in adore with her,” Jolie explained.
Angelina Jolie’s star power increased dramatically after she starred in films like Gia. She briefly considered leaving the film business prematurely, but she was on her way to becoming an international superstar. Her concern was that audiences had seen too much of the actress on the big screen.
The Eternals actress spoke with ABC News about her “”[I was] After it, I was ambivalent because I felt vulnerable and exposed. I didn’t think I had much to offer, because I still had a lot to learn about the world. I needed to sort of grow up, and feel that I had more to offer. I was feeling very vulnerable.”
Angelina Jolie feared that, if she didn’t take precaution, her career would follow Gia, especially in light of the striking similarities between both their lives. “She suddenly is exposed. She doesn’t seem to have much in her own life. She doesn’t have people or feel nurtured. “I felt like a person who was going to be out in the world but without a center,” said she.
Angelina Jolie said that she was unlikely to lose interest in acting again.
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