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President Angie? Jolie Hints At Political Career In New Interview

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What’s next for Oscar winner Angelina Jolie? She’s not sure yet, but the actress says a career in politics isn’t out of the question.

The intriguing news came as the Maleficent star was the guest editor for BBC’s Today show this week, and was interviewed by radio host Justin Webb.

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Jolie had a wide-ranging interview on BBC Radio 4.BBC Radio 4 Today - Twitter

When Webb asked if Jolie, 43, had considered getting into politics, the actress admitted she "would’ve laughed" at the question 20 years ago - but not anymore.

"I always say I’ll go where I’m needed," she said. "I don’t know if I’m fit for politics… but then I’ve also joked that I don’t know if I have a skeleton left in my closet."

If you think the star doesn’t seem like White House material, you should know she already has a budding political career of sorts.

Jolie is a special envoy to the UN Refugee Agency, and has been outspoken about issues including protecting the environment and sexual violence for years.

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Jolie visited Mosul, Iraq earlier this year for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees.UNHCR - Andre McConnell

The star even seemed to show off her credentials as she thought through the possibilities of a career change.

"I'm also able to work with governments and I'm also able to work with militaries," she said about her current work, "and so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done."

"For now," Jolie says she will stick to acting, but there’s no telling what the future holds.

"I honestly will do whatever I think can really make a change," she added.

The mom-of-six also spoke to Webb about raising her family, including how she monitors her children’s social media habits.

"There are certain realities to teenagers and also our generation doesn't understand half of what they are doing with their tech so they can get around us pretty easy," she said.

But Jolie admits she has things easier than most mothers, since none of her children have asked to join Facebook yet, and even she has managed to avoid using the site.

"We’re the last family that hasn’t gone on Facebook!" she joked.

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Jolie settled her ongoing custody battle with Pitt earlier this month, but the outcome is not clear.Georges Biard - Wikimedia

Jolie might have more time to focus on politics after finally settling her custody battle with husband Brad Pitt. Jolie’s lawyer revealed the Hollywood power couple have reached an agreement over custody of their six children, but did not say what they decided.

The pair separated in 2016, as Jolie cited "irreconcilable differences," but have not completed their divorce proceedings yet.  

[H/T: BBC]

What do you think? Should Jolie run for office, or stick to making movies?

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