The actress has not yet committed to a specific project, though a 'Maleficent' sequel sounds most likely
In the year since she filed for divorce from from Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has been spending most of her time behind the camera rather than in front of it. But that could change soon, the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. With her new film about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge, First They Killed My Father, premiering at Telluride Film Festival and set to hit Netflix on Sep. 15, Jolie says she’s run out of directing projects she feels passionate about for the moment, and might return to acting, though she hasn’t committed to anything definite yet.
“Right now, I don’t have anything to direct that I feel passionate about like this, so I’ll do some acting,” Jolie told THR. “I’ve taken over a year off now, because of my family situation, to take care of my kids … When I feel it’s time for me to go back to work, I’ll be able to go back to work. I’ve been needed at home. I hope [to work again] in the months to come.”
All six of Jolie’s children accompanied her to the First They Killed My Father premiere at Telluride. If she does return to acting soon, Jolie suggested a Maleficent sequel is most likely, though there is also a script for Cleopatra.
“At some point, I’ll probably just direct. If I’m allowed to,” Jolie said. “But you just don’t know if you can have a career as a director. You don’t know how things are going to be received.”