Angelina Jolie Said She Does Not Fear Age “I Do Like Being Older”

The actress recently opened up about aging and how instead of a struggle it is a blessing for her “I feel that I’m gonna hit my stride,”

By Ingrid Mateos

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Angelina Jolie (AP)

Angelina Jolie has achieved a lot in her life. American actress, filmmaker, winner of Academy Awards and Golden Globes, six children, and recently named 'godmother' of beekeeping, We might think she has had enough success right?

Well, the 45 years old actress recently revealed she is just starting to live and also explaining that differently to other fellow actresses (without saying names) she is quite comfortable with her age.“I do like being older. I feel much more comfortable in my forties than I did when I was younger,”

She also compared herself to her mom. “Maybe because… I don’t know… maybe because my mom didn’t live very long, so there’s something about age that feels like a victory instead of sadness for me. I’m looking forward to my fifties—I feel that I’m gonna hit my stride,”


She said while laughing that roles with her children have changed and instead of her taking care of them, they are taking care of their mother. “We were on the trampoline the other day, and the children said, ‘No, Mom, don’t do that. You’ll hurt yourself.’ And I thought, “God, isn’t that funny?” There was a day I was an action star, and now the kids are telling me to get off the trampoline because I’ll hurt myself.”


And talking about action, we will be watching Angelina Jolie very soon in the upcoming Marvel movie 'Eternals' where she will play Thena, a powerful immortal warrior next to Salma Hayek and Richard Madden. "Running around in a gold bodysuit was not how I imagined my forties. But it's good crazy, I think," Angelina said. But when asked if she wanted to do more films, she hesitated before saying yes. "I'll do some more. I don't know how much longer, I don't love it as much as I used to.”


In a more personal view, after her divorce from Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt and going to court to settle their custody, she commented what she's been up to in her life.“The past few years have been pretty hard. I’ve been focusing on healing our family. It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body,” she explained. “I’m not there yet. But I hope to be. I’m planning on it.”

In the end, she concluded on how new generations are fresh air to the old ones, and how she thinks they will change the future. "I believe they (younger people) can see right and wrong with more clarity. I see a lot of older people making excuses for certain behaviors, and it tends to be the younger person who is quicker to say, 'But this is simply wrong, and we stand against it.' I've wanted to remain that person." 

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