Did Angelina Jolie just tease a possible run for office in her future?
Appearing as a guest editor on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” show on Friday, Jolie hinted at a career move when host Justin Webb asked, “I’m not necessarily getting you to run for president on the program, but are you moving in a direction of politics?”
The Oscar-winning actress’ reply suggested that she hasn’t ruled out politics. “If you asked me 20 years ago I would’ve laughed. I really don’t know. I always say I’ll go where I’m needed,” she said, according to the Guardian.
“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 said, adding that she “can take a lot on the chin” — a comment many observers considered a veiled reference to her tumultuous divorce from Brad Pitt.
“So I’m pretty open and out there,” she said. “But I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change.”
Jolie, 43, is currently a special envoy for the UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR.
“Right now, I am able to work with a UN agency … to do a lot of work directly with the people in need,” she continued. “I’m also able to work with governments, 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. So for now I’ll sit quiet.”
Jolie is one of a range of guest editors, including David Dimbleby and Martha Lane Fox, taking charge of the Radio 4 show from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1.
You can listen to the full interview below.
Hear the full 20 minute interview with Hollywood actress and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie. She speaks about US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis #r4today https://t.co/6MCttgYpdR https://t.co/TZJWPhsfMF
– BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) December 28, 2018
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