Jolie's would-be Political career
Angelina Jolie isn’t afraid to voice her opinion on a number of political issues, and has been outspoken on LGBT rights, her double mastectomy and plenty of other pertinent topics. But given the chance, and if she thought she was making a difference, she’d turn that mantle of sympathetic celeb into bona fide decision maker.
Angelina Jolie signs autographs outside Ziegfeld Theatre, New York
Asked if she would ever run for office while talking to George Stephanopoulos for Good Morning America, she said: “If I thought I'd be effective, I would. But I'm not sure if I would ever be taken seriously in that way and be able to be effective.”
Having said that, Jolie is set to co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London with Foreign Secretary William Hague next month. And in March she travelled to Bosnia to meet rape victims from the war. Being taken seriously as a passionate humanitarian is probably not something she ought to worry about.
“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.'”
“I wonder if by now my skeletons are all out. They're probably all out. I don't know if I have any left,” replied Jolie, who used the London premiere of her new film, ‘Maleficent’ to talk about the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic militant group, Boko Harem.
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."