Belfast Telegraph

Jolie: I could go into politics

Angelina Jolie has said she'd be ready to pursue a political career - if she could make a difference.

The 39-year-old Hollywood star and United Nations Special Envoy said she didn't know what her future held.

But she told ITV News at Ten's Julie Etchingham: "I've always gone wherever I felt I was needed.

"When I started working with the UN, I felt I loved working in the field and I felt I was useful in the field.

"And then there was a point where I realised that I was only so useful in the field because someone had to go to Washington and plead the case.

"And so then I would do that," she added.

The Maleficent actress, who directed new film Unbroken and recently hinted she could be ready to give up acting, said: "You have to step forward and put yourself forward.

"I don't know what that means or where that will lead me but I want to be effective, to help to make change. In whatever way I'm useful I will do."

Asked if that meant moving into politics in future, the mother-of-six replied: "If I felt I could really make a difference, yes'."


From Belfast Telegraph