Is Angelina Jolie leaving Hollywood?

05:27 PM | 6 Dec, 2023
Angelina Jolie
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Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has made some shocking revelations regarding her future plans that sent ripples across the acting industry.

Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, the Lara Croft star shared her future plans. “I wouldn’t be an actress today,” she said.

“When I was starting out, it wasn’t as much of an expectation to be as public, to share so much. Because I grew up around Hollywood, I was never very impressed with it. I never bought into it as significant or important.”

Opening up about leaving LA, Jolie said, “It’s part of what happened after my divorce. I lost the ability to live and travel as freely. I will move when I can. I grew up in quite a shallow place. Of all the places in the world, Hollywood is not a healthy place. So you seek authenticity.”

Jolie made it crystal clear that there is no one on her radar at the moment and that her ‘closest friends are refugees,’ also adding that her kids are her friends. “They are the closest people to me and my life, and they’re my close friends. We’re seven very different people, which is our strength,” she said.

The Wanted actress shares six children with former husband and actor Brad Pitt — Maddox, 22, Pax, 20, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 15. 

Angelina Jolie filed for a divorce from Brad Pitt after they had an allegedly heated confrontation on board a flight in 2016. The fight also involved the children, with Jolie claiming in a legal document in 2022 that Pitt got “verbally abusive” and “physical” with her and even tried to ‘choke’ one of their children. 

“At one point, he poured beer on Jolie; at another, he poured beer and red wine on the children,” documents filed by Jolie’s legal team had claimed.

Jolie and Pitt separated in 2016, with the actress having the custody of their children. Pitt has never been spotted with the children since the reported altercation.

But here’s the shocking news! Jolie recently hinted at retirement from Hollywood after sharing that her health was affected amid divorce from Pitt.

In an exclusive interview with WSJ. Magazine for their December/January digital cover, Jolie highlighted the importance of healing for her and her family.

“We had to heal. There are things we needed to heal from,” the 48-year-old/

The Tomb Raider actress continued by reflecting on her divorce, revealing that, “My body reacts very strongly to stress. My blood sugar goes up and down. I suddenly had Bell's palsy six months before my divorce.”

Describing Hollywood as ‘shallow’, Angelina mentioned, “Of all the places in the world, Hollywood is not a healthy place. So, you seek authenticity, it's part of what happened after my divorce. I lost the ability to live and travel as freely”.

Speaking further on her plans of retirement, Jolie disclosed, “I will move when I can,” adding she would like to spend more time in her home in Cambodia.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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