Apparently Angelina Jolie is a trendsetter. Last week if you will recall she said she was going to give up acting at some point to focus on her family and also because I guess it is tough juggling films and pregnancies. It isn't like she and Brad are hurting for cash on the homefront, so if she decided to retire in a few years, I think the only impact would be that maybe instead of a new jet every year, maybe they could only get one every two years. Well, with all the attention she got for saying that she might retire you would think that other actresses would be wanting to jump in with both feet to try and steal some of Angelina's roles.
Well, not Nicole Kidman. Nicole is also thinking of retiring from acting. Not because she has not had a hit movie in forever and people are balking at paying her outrageous fee for flops, but because she too just wants to stay home and have more babies. Last night at the premiere of Australia, she said she couldn't handle being away from her daughter and so she is just thinking about giving it all up for family.
Not to be outdone by the women, Chris Martin said in an interview yesterday that he is going to quit Coldplay next year when he turns 33 because he wants to spend time with his family and feels that all rockers should give up by the age of 33. I don't know where he came up with that age, but I would gather by the time he hits about 33 and three months and realizes that not being a rocker means staying home with Gwyneth everyday that he will suddenly discover that perhaps 33 might be too young to retire after all.
I just love how these trends just become news. One week all the articles are about actors wanting to adopt. The next week all the articles are about how everyone cooks all their own food and then this week every person wants to retire. It's like the publicists see what gets news and then tells their client to go ahead and say the same damn thing. Either that or every publicist has the same idea of the week calendar they all got for Christmas.