Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has recently hinted she might be joining politics. In a wide-ranging interview with presenter Justin Webb, Jolie discussed US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis, reports BBC.
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.”
“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. 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.”