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It is no secret that Angelina Jolie has intentions to step away from the cameras as an actress to pursue a career in directing and as humanitarian worker.

She told USA Today:

“I actually wanted to write and direct and be more involved in politics and humanitarian issues,”

“I’ll do a few more films and enjoy it…but I’ve never loved it like I love other things.”

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

The “Maleficent” star revealed her plans for her career while speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live (via express.co.uk). The mother-of-six also confirmed the long-rumored project that earmarks her as Cleopatra.

She said:

“For Cleopatra, we’ve been working on it,”

“There’s been lots of different ideas of directors and a lot of different discussions. The script has been written by Eric Roth, who is a dear friend and a brilliant writer.”

Jolie is currently direct WWII epic "Unbroken" (image courtesy of marieclaire.com)

Jolie is currently direct WWII epic “Unbroken” (image courtesy of marieclaire.com)

Talking about her role as the Egyptian beauty, Jolie says:

 “She’s complicated, it’s complicated to get this one right. She’s complicated. But I think we’re getting there. It’s very close. So if we can pull it off…I imagine that the preparation for it is going to be big.”

She hinted at retirement saying:

“It’s one of those [roles] you feel like maybe that’s the one you put everything into and that’s where you end it. That’s where you finish, in a great way. You kind of go, ‘What could you do beyond that one?’ Put it all into that one.”

The 38-year-old actress is well known for her work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In November last year, she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Academy Award, from the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She currently serves on the campaign against sexual violence in conflict.