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Angelina Jolie: "I think I'm going to have to give up acting"

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Angelina Jolie has spoken about why she feels compelled to take action to help Syrian rape victims.

Jolie told Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman that she thought her humanitarian work was more time-consuming and more rewarding than her work as an actress.

The U.N. refugee agency's special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, center, arrives to the Zaatari Refugees Camp in Jordan for Syrians who fled the civil war in their country

© PA Images / Mohammad Hannon/AP



When asked whether she was thinking of giving up acting, Jolie replied: "Of course. I think I'm going to have to give up acting as kids hit the teenage years because there is going to be too much to manage at home."

She added: "But I have enjoyed being an actress... I will do some films. I'm so fortunate to have the job. It's a very lucky profession to be in.

"But If it went away tomorrow, I would be very happy to be at home with my children."

The U.N. refugee agency's special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, center, arrives to the Zaatari Refugees Camp in Jordan for Syrians who fled the civil war in their country

© PA Images / Mohammad Hannon/AP



The 37-year-old is hoping to spend more time in her role as Special UN Envoy and has been doing more UN work since becoming a mother.

She said: "I wake up in the morning and turn on the TV like everyone else and I see what is happening in the world.

"I want to be a part of the world in a positive way."

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