Angelina Jolie is learning to embrace the aging process and the deeper level of maturity it brings.

The OSCAR-winning actress, 28, values her career but is more interested in focusing on raising her son MADDOX and growing old gracefully - marking a dramatic departure from her well-documented eccentric behaviour of the past.

The TOMB RAIDER star says, "First and foremost I'm a mom and a citizen of the world.

"I love being an actor, but not long ago I realised that I was also grown up.

"I remember the exact moment. I looked down at my hands one day and they were washing baby Maddox.

"I could see my hands getting older and I loved that because I could see it - before my very eyes."

14/04/2004 20:55