In a Friday interview with the BBC’s Today program where she was guest editor, actor, supermom, philanthropist and activist Angelina Jolie hinted about a possible move into politics. Jolie, who is a special envoy to the UN Refugee Agency, is urgently and actively involved in a range of issues including refugees, sexual violence and conservation.
Jolie was interviewed by Justin Webb on multiple topics including US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis.
When asked whether she would consider getting involved in politics, she said: "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."
The humanitarian activist did rule out joining the list of 30 to 40 Democrats currently considering a presidential run in the 2020 election. Jolie is working with the BBC on a new weekly children’s program ‘Our World’ scheduled to pilot in 2019.
She will serve as executive producer on the show, aimed at seven to 12-year-olds, which hopes to engage children with international news, focusing on subjects like tech, the environment and social media.
"As a mother, I'm so happy I will be able to sit and watch with my children and know they're getting a real international sense of the world," she said.