(NEW YORK) -- In her interview with CBS' 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night, Angelina Jolie revealed that she once had plans to be a funeral director.
"It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with his funeral," she tells interviewer Bob Simon. "How somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn't work out that was going to be my path."
Instead of directing funerals, the Oscar-winning actress has directed a movie. She made her directorial debut with In the Land of Blood and Honey, set for release on Dec. 23.
"I am nervous that people are not going to understand it," she said, though she's not concerned about being involved with a film that has someone else as the star. "I prefer directing. I love having the spotlight on someone else....It's nice for all of that not to matter." The film is a love story set during the Bosnian War.
Jolie also discussed her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in the interview, saying, “My mother was a full-time mother. She didn't have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences ... everything was for her children."
Choking up, she added, "I will never be as good a mother as she was. She was just grace incarnate. She was the most generous, loving -- she's better than me."
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