Angelina Jolie has played a host of characters in her acting career, and now she is hinting at being open to another role: a politician.
“If you asked me 20 years ago, I would’ve laughed … I always say I’ll go where I’m needed, I don’t know if I’m fit for politics … but then I’ve also joked that I don’t know if I have a skeleton left in my closet,” Jolie told the BBC on Thursday when asked whether she had political aspirations.
“I’m also able to work with governments, and I’m also able to work with militaries, and so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done,” she said.
Washington Examiner reports,
When asked by presenter Justin Webb whether she could be one of the Democrats vying for the party’s presidential nomination in 2020, the 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress and mother-of-six simply replied, “Thank you.”
Jolie has become an active humanitarian since filming “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” in Cambodia in 2001. She has said the experience inspired her to adopt her first child Maddox Jolie-Pitt, now 17, from an orphanage in the third-world country in 2002.
As a special envoy to the U.N. Refugee Agency, she has highlighted issues affecting refugees, particularly sexual violence, and taught students about the subject as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics in 2017.
That same year, Jolie wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times in which she criticized President Trump’s so-called Muslim travel ban.
“The global refugee crisis and the threat from terrorism make it entirely justifiable that we consider how best to secure our borders. Every government must balance the needs of its citizens with its international responsibilities. But our response must be measured and should be based on facts, not fear,” she wrote.