Angelina Jolie says she has not ruled out seeking public office

Angelina Jolie has not ruled out running for public office.

The 43-year-old actress and UN special envoy told People magazine “never say never!”

However, Jolie said she was “looking to others for leadership”.

In her role with the UN’s High Commission for Refugees, Jolie recently urged nations to deploy more women peacekeepers in order to prevent sexual violence against refugees.

Angelina Jolie holds a news conference at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (AP)
Angelina Jolie holds a news conference at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (AP)

Jolie said “we have to change laws that treat women as second-class citizens”.

Since breaking up with Brad Pitt more than two years ago, Jolie is focused on their six children and her work.

Her oldest, Maddox, enters college in the autumn.

She wrapped up her first starring movie role in four years in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil which is due out in October.

The interview appears in People’s April 15 issue.

- Press Association

More on this topic

No health and safety probe for new James Bond movie

As Mean Girls turns 15, these are all the mid-Noughties fashion trends we hope never return

Robbie Williams: ‘Hugh Jackman is a real potent force’

Calling all aspiring filmmakers and photographers to Cork this June

More in this Section

BBC director-general: We took on over 75s TV licences at height of austerity

Jamie Oliver documentary to touch on restaurant collapse and his private life

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine diagnosed with throat cancer

Isle of Wight festival boss hits out after Jess Glynne cancels gig 10 minutes beforehand


Bake: Michelle Darmody's recipes for the perfect summer picnic

Why Doug and Monique Howlett are moving back home to New Zealand

Learner Dad: 'It’s not unusual for someone to go home in a different pants to the one they arrived in'

What’s the Occasion? What to wear on your next big day out

More From The Irish Examiner