Angelina Jolie. Photo: Getty Images.
Angelina Jolie doesn't want to be 'young again'.
The By The Sea star insists she is content with getting older as she feels more 'settled'.
She said: 'I feel older, and I feel settled being older. I feel happy that I've grown up. I don't want to be young again.'
The 40-year-old actress is also pleased she has already had an early menopause, after she had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes earlier this year.
She added to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: 'I actually love being in menopause. I haven't had a terrible reaction to it, so I'm very fortunate.'
Meanwhile, Angelina previously admitted she is proud to have reached the milestone birthday as a lot of the women in her family have died young.
She explained: 'I turned 40 this year and I am so happy. Most women in my family start to get sick and start dying in their 40s and I am going to be very happy to become 50 and 60. I love getting older.'
The Jolie-Pitt clan. Photo: Getty Images.
The actress and director is also glad she is able to spend more time with her husband Brad Pitt and their six children, Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, nine, and seven-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
She added: 'I'm now doing films that really matter to me and I can really enjoy with my children. If something inconveniences my children too much, or takes me away from them, I won't do it. When I was younger I was testing myself and questioning everything but now it's less about that and more about these are the years of my life with my family.'
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