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With no skeletons left in closet, Angelina Jolie hints she could dabble in politics: ‘If you’d asked me 20 yrs ago …’

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Actress Angelina Jolie thinks there may not be a “skeleton left” in her closet to prevent her from a possible future in politics.

The 43-year-old Academy Award-winning actress didn’t rule out a move into politics but admitted in a BBC Today interview that she would have laughed at the idea in her younger days.

“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,” she told BBC’s Justin Webb on Friday’s show where she was a guest editor.

“So I’m pretty open and out there,” Jolie added. “I can take a lot on the chin so that’s good. But I honestly will do whatever I think can really make a change.”

Actively involved in many international charity projects, including those involving refugees, she is also an activist on sexual violence and conservation issues. The mother of six, who divorced husband and actor Brad Pitt in 2016, has had valuable experience as she was appointed as special envoy to the U.N. Refugee Agency in 2012 after serving as a Goodwill Ambassador.

“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, without a title and without it being about myself or my policies,” she said.

“So, for now, I’ll sit quiet,” she added.

Jolie replied with a simple “thank you” when Webb suggested she could be on the list of potential Democratic nominees running for president.

Jolie, whose father is 80-year-old conservative actor Jon Voight, is proud of her family’s lack of social media presence. She noted that none of her children have expressed an interest in having Facebook accounts and she, herself, doe snot have an account either.

“We’re the last family that hasn’t gone on Facebook!” she said.

Jolie is reportedly working with the BBC on a new weekly children’s news show.

The idea of the actress even being seriously considered as a political candidate in the future sparked many reactions on Twitter where the “cult of personality” was slammed.

Frieda Powers


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