Angelina Jolie not ruling out political career

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visiting the Old City in western Mosul during a visit to Iraq

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visiting the Old City in western Mosul during a visit to Iraq

"Honestly, if you asked me 20 years ago, I would've laughed", Jolie told host Justin Webb.

"I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change", Jolie said - noting that she believes, right now, that means working as a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency.

In a wide-ranging interview with BBC's Today programme, Angelina Jolie hinted that she may consider going into politics in the future. "I always say I'll go where I'm needed".

She shared: "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".

"So I'm pretty open and out there", said the actor, who had an acrimonious split with Brad Pitt. "But I'm not sure if I would ever be taken seriously in that way and be able to be effective".

She added that "for now", she would stay quiet.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They divorced in 2016
Camera Icon Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. They divorced

When Webb pressed Jolie on whether her use of the phrase "for now" meant that she could be on the list for the Democrats' next presidential nominee, she responded with a simple "thank you", but she did not completely refute the claim.

And when asked about the rise of nationalism under President Trump and his pursuit of an "America First" agenda, Jolie drew a distinction between patriotism and "narrow nationalism".

U.S. actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy Angelina Jolie.

She said, "That was the goal, to bring people together from a cross-section of different kinds of people who are a part of the solution and learn what they feel needs to be done, see if we can all agree on what needs to be done and see where all the different issues come together, from General Scaparrotti to Denis Mukwege to our friends in the refugee camps".

"It seems that a narrow nationalism, which is the only thing we're really anxious about, is when people are encouraged to believe that their problems are the only ones they should be anxious about, and that other people's rights are not their concern the same way", she said.

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