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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Angelina Jolie sets her sights on politics

Daily Telegraph

Published 23/05/2014|02:30

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Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere of 'The Normal Heart' in New York. Reuters
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere of 'The Normal Heart' in New York. Reuters

She has become known for her humanitarian work as well as her Hollywood blockbusters, but Angelina Jolie has so far stopped short of running for political office.

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That could be about to change after the actress told 'Good Morning America', the number one US breakfast TV show, that she could be tempted.

"If I thought I'd be effective, I would," said Jolie, responding to a question from ABC network host George Stephanopoulos. "But I'm not sure if I would ever be taken seriously in that way and be able to be effective."

Jolie (38), who is engaged to Brad Pitt, has held humanitarian roles, including UN special envoy for refugees. She is to co-host a summit on ending sexual violence in conflict zones with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague in London.

Jolie was promoting her latest film 'Maleficent', Disney's live-action reimagining of 'Sleeping Beauty'.

In 2006, Jolie was reported as saying: "As much as I would love to never have to visit Washington, that's the way to move the ball." (© Daily Telegraph, London) Andrew Marszal

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