Angelina Jolie is open about what it’s like to be a single mother.

Since separating from Brad Pitt In 2016, the actress took on fewer projects than usual from Mr. & Mrs. Smith, telling Entertainment Weekly in an interview released Tuesday April 20, “I love directing, but I’ve had a change in my family situation, which was not done, I am able to direct for a few years. “

“I just had to do shorter jobs and be more at home, so I got back into acting jobs,” she explained. “That really is the truth.”

She and Brad share custody of five of their six children. Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knoxwhile her eldest son, Maddoxis now 18.

A source previously told E! The news that the exes were prioritizing the health and happiness of their children, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, revealed, “All of the kids are at home with Angelina, but they continued to see Brad and go on their regular visits.”