The actress told British Channel 4 that her acting career might be taking a back seat as her children grow up.
"I think I'm going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years, anyway, too much to manage at home."
Jolie continues to find her humanitarian work rewarding. "I want to be part of the world in a positive way."
"I have enjoyed being an actress," Jolie insists. "I am so grateful to the job and I have had great experiences and I have even be able to tell stories and be a part of stories that mattered and I have done things for fun, but ..."
It’s not something she needs to continue.
"I will do some films and I am so fortunate to have the job, it's a really lucky profession to be a part of and I enjoy it," Jolie said. "But if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children. I wake up in the morning as a mum and I turn on the news like everybody else and I see what's happening and I want to be part of the world in a positive way."
Jolie and her fiancé, Brad Pitt, have said in past interviews that at least one of them may try to stay at home with their children, while the other is off making movies.
Jolie and Pitt have six children together: Maddox Chivan, Zahara Marley, Pax Thien, Shiloh Nouvel and the twins -- Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline. The older three children are adopted.
But before she retires her acting hat, Angelina Jolie and “Sleeping Beauty” fans alike are eagerly awaiting the release of “Maleficent.”
It’s the classic “Sleeping Beauty” tale told from the perspective of Princess Aurora’s evil nemesis, Maleficent.
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt has been credited by the Internet Movie Data Base as playing baby Princess Aurora, with Zahara Jolie-Pitt also being named in the credits.
The Robert Stromberg-directed fantasy is schedule for a March 14 release, IMDB notes.