Jolie, who is a special envoy to the UN Refugee Agency, was the guest editor of the ‘Today programme’ on Friday. In an interview with host Justin Webb, she discussed US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis.
When asked whether she would consider run for the US Presidency, she replied, “If you asked me 20 years ago, I would’ve laughed... I always say I’ll go where I’m needed, 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.”
She also said, “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.”
Angelia Jolie in an intrview with Justin Webb, a host of BBC’s ‘Today Programme’
“But for now, I will remain quiet about this,” Angelia Jolie added.
When Justin Webb suggested that meant she could be on the list of 30 to 40 Democrats running for the party’s presidential nomination, she did not say no, replying “Thank you.”
Angelia Jolie is one of a range of guest editors, including David Dimbleby and Martha Lane Fox, who are taking charge of the programme between December 22 to January 1.
She is an active campaigner on a range of issues, including refugees, sexual violence and conservation.