In an interview with Deadline, Angelina Jolie put happiness down to finding a balance between work, motherhood and personal interests. “We’re all trying to find balance,” the mother-of-six says. “I think to be a balanced person, you have to find those things that you just purely enjoy.”
The 42-year-old Oscar winner said she really isn’t that different to any other working mother, juggling her career and her children. “I think that’s life, isn’t it? I’m sure you’re the same as a person. You have your creative, and you have your work, and every day of your life is going to be about somehow growing as a person.”
Growing is vital to happiness, Angelina maintains. “If you aren’t participating in the bigger picture of life, and in being somehow useful, and you aren’t doing something and growing, then really, you’ll find you’re not very happy. Really, you’ll have quite an empty life”, she says. The actress adds that “somehow feeling you can contribute” is essential for growth.
Jolie stars in the upcoming animated film The Breadwinner, which has been nominated for an Academy Award.