Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” programme on Friday, where she appeared as a guest, the movie star, who is a worldwide humanitarian campaigner, said she would have dismissed the idea before but that she “would now go where she is needed.”
She said this when asked if she would contemplate a political career, potentially by entering the race for Democrat party presidential nomination.
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Jolie also indicated she had the attributes – no skeletons in her closet, a tough chin and open thinking – but said she was also happy with her current role as a UN Special Envoy which gave her the chance to work with people in need as well as governments and the military.
“So for now, I will stick quiet,” she concluded when asked about her political ambitions while guest editing BBC Radio Four’s Today programme. The “for now” was picked up by the interviewer.
“If you asked me 20 years ago, I would have laughed. I really don’t know. I always say I will go where I am needed.
“I don’t know if I am a fit for politics but the I have also joked that I don’t know if I have got a skeleton left in my closet. I am pretty open and out there. I can take a lot on the chin. That’s good. I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change.
“Right now I am able to work with a UN agency to do a lot of work directly with people in need. I am also able to work with governments and with the military. “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. So, for now, I will stick quiet.”
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