Angelina Jolie could run for political office

The actress, known for her humanitarian efforts, is open to the idea of an official political role

Angelina Jolie hasn’t ruled out running for political office.

The actress and humanitarian -  who is currently a United Nations Special Envoy for Refugees – says that she could be persuaded if she felt she would be “taken seriously”.

“If I thought I'd be effective, I would,” said Jolie, during an interview with George Stephanopoulos for Good Morning America.

“But I'm not sure if I would ever be taken seriously in that way and be able to be effective.”

Next month, the Maleficent actress will co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London, with Foreign Secretary William Hague.

In March, she travelled to Bosnia to meet rape victims of the Bosnian war.

“We talked when you were in Washington in 2005 – you spent a day in Washington and I asked you then if you'd ever think about going into politics,” said Stephanopoulos. “You said 'No, I've got way too many skeletons.'”

But Jolie is less concerned with her wild past as she used to be.

“I wonder if by now my skeletons are all out. They're probably all out. I don't know if I have any left,” she replied.

Earlier this month, the actress used the London premiere of new film Maleficent to discuss the plight of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Islamic militant group Boko Harem in April

“These men thought that they can get away with this, that they could abuse them in such a way, sell them, rape them, take them as property, because so many people have gotten away with this in the past because of this culture of impunity,” she said.
 

“One of the things we’re trying to do is not just do everything we can to bring these girls home, but make that this stops happening and that this is not something that people believe they can get away with,” she continued.

“Right now it is, so it’s our failing that it’s gotten to this point.”

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