‘It was a means to an end’: Oscar winner Angelina Jolie admits she fell into acting to help her late mother Marcheline Bertrand ‘pay the bills’


Angelina Jolie, a globally recognized actress who has won an Oscar and appeared in popular movies and critically acclaimed films, reveals that she turned to acting to support her mother, the late Marcheline Bertrand. Despite being born to parents who were performers themselves, the 42-year-old actress confesses that she has never felt completely at ease in front of the camera.

Not planned: Angelina Jolie insists she fell into acting to help her late mother Marcheline Bertrand (above) pay the bills

Angelina Jolie admits that acting was not a natural talent for her and that she stumbled into the profession to assist her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in paying the bills. She expressed her gratitude for being fortunate enough to have a job that allowed her to explore diverse historical events, individuals, and sides of herself, as well as develop new talents. However, the death of her mother transformed her perspective, making her realise how much acting meant to her mother. Nonetheless, Jolie acknowledges that being an actor is not the same as embodying the characters she portrays.


Not ready for her close up: The 42-year-old - arguably one of the world's most famous actresses - admits she has never truly been comfortable in front of the camera - despite being the child of two performers

She’s not camera-ready: Despite being the offspring of two entertainers, the 42-year-old superstar actress confesses that she has never really felt at ease in front of the lens, despite her worldwide recognition.


Hitmaker: The actress is behind a series of successful franchies; including her biggest smash to date Maleficent, (above), which pulled in over $500million in 2014

The starlet has become a hitmaker with her involvement in several lucrative franchises. Among them, her most successful venture to date is Maleficent, which raked in more than $500 million in 2014.

Unsure: Angelina admits she struggled with the fame that came with her career and even had second thoughts about continuing after her Oscar win for Girl, Interrupted in 2000

Angelina Jolie has openly shared her struggles with the fame that came with her acting career. At the young age of 17 or 18, she faced the challenge of having a microphone in front of her face and being asked for her opinions despite not having formed them yet. In the late 1990s, she briefly left acting to study at New York University as she was unhappy and ready for a different life. Despite winning Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for Girl, Interrupted, her love for acting never faded. Along the way, Jolie discovered her passion for directing and has had numerous successful films, including her latest work, First They Killed My Father, set in Cambodia.


Future: Jolie has since also discovered a love for directing and oversaw By The Sea with her estranged husband Brad Pitt (above)

Jolie has developed a newfound passion for directing and took charge of the film By The Sea, alongside her now-estranged partner Brad Pitt.


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