Entertainment Celebrity Angelina Jolie considering move into US politics

Angelina Jolie considering move into US politics

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Oscar winning actress and new wife Angelina Jolie has told Vanity Fair magazine that she is considering a career in politics.

The humanitarian campaigner revealed that she is open to a possible role in politics, diplomacy or public service, but was unsure whether she had a better chance of helping people in her role as an actress.

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Vanity-fair-Cover-Angelina-JolieAmerica has gone to the polls this week for the mid-term election and a slew of celebrities, including Kate Hudson, have been encouraging people to vote but few became involved in policy issues.

Jolie, on the other hand, has never shied away from the geo-political scene, but a move into politics or diplomacy would be a far cry from the glamorous Hollywood existence her and husband Brad Pitt enjoy.

“When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered,” she told the magazine.

“Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility.

“But I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more useful – I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that (could) make it less possible.”

Since 2012, Jolie has travelled on more than 40 missions around the world as a special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Last year, Jolie was awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work.

The star of such Hollywood films as Tomb Raider and Maleficent was last month made an honorary dame for her work combating sexual violence. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II presented the award at London’s Buckingham Palace.

Jolie’s directorial debut feature, 2011’s Golden Globe-nominated In the Land of Blood and Honey, was set against the background of the early 1990s Bosnian war.

Her upcoming film Unbroken is about Olympian and World War II POW survivor Louis Zamperini. It will be released on December 25 in the United States.

Jolie will next direct a “sweeping epic” film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey’s fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie announced in September.

Jolie also spoke about her recent wedding to Pitt.

“It does feel different,” Jolie said of her relationship with Pitt since their surprise wedding, this past August. “It feels nice to be husband and wife.”

– with AAP

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