Angelina Jolie hints she might run for US president

In a wide-ranging interview, Jolie discussed US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis


Entertainment Desk December 28, 2018
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Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has recently hinted she might be joining politics, according to BBC.

In a wide-ranging interview with presenter Justin Webb, Jolie discussed US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis.

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When asked whether she would one day run for US presidency, the Maleficent star commented, "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."

Angelina and her son Pax at a refugee camp in Myanmar. PHOTO: ONLINE Angelina and her son Pax at a refugee camp in Myanmar. PHOTO: ONLINE

"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," added Jolie. "And with the state of the world we are all living in, with so much instability and the numbers rising on refugees, we're at 68 million people displaced, and with all the many, many things your audience is aware of, how do we get to the core of what is happening and who are the different people that are offering solutions."

One of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners - Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege - featured during Jolie's edit.

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She said, "That was the goal, to bring people together from a cross-section of different kinds of people who are a part of the solution and learn what they feel needs to be done, see if we can all agree on what needs to be done and see where all the different issues come together, from General Scaparrotti to Denis Mukwege to our friends in the refugee camps.

"What they all understand is necessary to make change, to bring more stability to our world."

US Actor and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie attends a conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 15, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS US Actor and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie attends a conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 15, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The BBC also announced that Jolie will be working with the channel as executive producer on a global news programme for children next year.

"There are certain realities to teenagers and also our generation doesn't understand half of what they are doing with their tech so they can get around us pretty easy," she said.

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