Wednesday 19 June 2019

President Jolie? Angelina 'open' to career in politics

Angelina Jolie, who has been travelling the world as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN, is considering pursuing politics on a full-time basis. Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Angelina Jolie, who has been travelling the world as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN, is considering pursuing politics on a full-time basis. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Harriet Alexander

Angelina Jolie has said she could consider a career in politics, describing herself as "open" to a life of diplomacy or public service. Jolie, who last month was made an honorary dame by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for her campaigning work fighting sexual violence, has often been asked if she would consider swapping acting for politics.

But in an interview for the December issue of 'Vanity Fair' magazine, which goes on sale next week, she said that, for the first time, she was warming to the idea.

"When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered.

"Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility.

"But I honestly don't know in what role I would be more useful - I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that could make it less possible," she added. When asked if she sees herself pursuing a life in politics, diplomacy, or public service, Jolie replied: "I am open."

The 39-year-old actress is currently in Malta filming 'By The Sea' with her husband Brad Pitt - their first film together since romantic comedy action film 'Mr and Mrs Smith', in 2005.

She has a long history of dedication to political and humanitarian causes, having lobbied the UN to make her a Goodwill Ambassador in 2001.

(© Daily Telegraph, London)

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