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Angelina Jolie's children want her to return to action roles

Actress Angelina Jolie wants to begin filming Maleficent 2 next year (18).

Angelina Jolie's children want her to return to the silver screen as an action hero.

The 42-year-old actress became one of Hollywood's most popular female action stars with roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but in recent times has generally shunned blockbusters to focus on her directorial career.

However, Angelina says she's under pressure from her six kids to get back in front of the camera, eight years after she filmed her last major action movie, the spy thriller Salt.

"They do like the idea of mum doing something with action," Angelina tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper. "They want Mum to get herself together, and do some kick-a*s. It's been a while. My last action film was eight years ago."

The star's six-strong brood includes her adopted children Maddox, 16, Zahara, 12, and Pax, 13, and her biological kids with estranged husband Brad Pitt - Shiloh, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, nine.

Angelina says she allows her children to have a say in her career, and that they like the idea of filming a sequel to Disney's Maleficent in the U.K. next year (18).

"I want them to have a say - and they want to have a say," she explains. "They like the idea of going to London, so we are looking at the possibility of maybe doing Maleficent 2, perhaps in January."

She adds, "It's up to them because we all travel as a unit. I think they're leaning towards London, but we'll have to see."

Her latest directorial effort, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, which tells the story of her friend Loung Ung's childhood in the war-torn nation, debuts on Netflix next week (end17Sep17).

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