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“I love , but I had a in my that’s not made it possible for me to direct for a few years,” the 45-year-old told Entertainment Weekly. “I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs. That’s really the truth of it.” 

and Pitt split in 2016 but are still in the midst of their divorce and custody battle. 

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However, Jolie still landed a role in Those Who Wish Me Dead and said her directing experience has changed how she takes on acting roles.  

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“Maybe when you’re younger and you’re having a huge day where you have to be cold and wet and emotional and crying, you’re thinking about those things,” she added. “Now you’ve directed and you’re older, and you realize that while you are going to be freezing and crying, there’s also pyrotechnics going on, or multiple other situations. It pulls you out of yourself.” 

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Jolie was even happy to take on a more gritter role that she’s used to. “There’s nothing about this character that trained in martial arts or did anything special,” she explained. “I get pretty beaten up through this.” 

“The past few years have been pretty hard,” Jolie told British Vogue earlier this year. “I’ve been focusing on healing our family. It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body.”

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“I’m looking forward to my fifties — I feel that I’m gonna hit my stride in my fifties. Though 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,” the Maleficent star said.

Meanwhile sources say that Jolie may have a tell-all moment about her relationship with Pitt. 

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“Angie applauds people who stand up for themselves, and she thought it was so brave of Meghan [Markle] to go on air instead of suffering in silence,” an OK! insider spilled. “She feels like she’s been holding her tongue for years since her legal case is still looming. But it doesn’t make her any less determined to have her say at the right time.”  

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