In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly on April 20, Oscar winner Angelina Jolie discussed the difficulties of her divorce proceedings with Brad Pitt and custody fights over their children, which she has been fighting with since 2016, as well as how it has influenced her career.
Angelina Jolie claims that she is solely concentrating on doing shorter jobs and staying at home more frequently for the time being, which has resulted in her returning to a few acting gigs here and there.
The Maleficent actress has been taking on fewer roles than normal in order to devote more time to her six children, who have been through a traumatic experience experiencing their parents’ divorce.
Jolie, 45, met Pitt, 57, while working on the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the two dated for several years before marrying in 2014. However, after their relationship became toxic and violent, the pair filed for divorce two years later.
And their lives have been embroiled in a sour court fight ever since. Despite the fact that the couple is still working on their divorce, they were declared legally single in April of this year.
Following an incident with his son Maddox on a private plane in 2016, Pitt was cleared of child abuse charges. Jolie, on the other hand, has filed court papers stating that she would provide the court with “evidence and jurisdiction” of Pitt’s alleged spousal violence. Their children, Maddox (19), Pax (17), Zahara (16), Shiloh (14) and twins Knox and Vivienne, have also agreed to testify (12).
According to sources, the children were interviewed by therapists named by the court. Pitt, on the other hand, is devastated by reports that Jolie is likely to testify in their child custody battle about alleged domestic violence, according to sources.
“I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called. And you know, after that, we’ve been able to work together to sort this out,” Brad Pitt to GQ.
Those Who Wish Me Dead, a firefighter drama, is Jolie’s long-awaited return to the action-thriller genre. Following stunt-driven films like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, and Salt, Jolie transitioned to the director’s chair.
As a result, she has spent most of the last few years of her life directing dramas such as Unbroken and First They Killed My Father.
However, we will see her glamorous return to the cameras, as well as stunt work, this year. The film Those Who Wish Me Dead will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14, just in time for Jolie’s starring role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe epic Eternals, which will be released in November.