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

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