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Jolie in 2020? Her Answer Isn't What We Thought

The acclaimed actor spars with BBC host over possible presidential run
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2018 2:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Ready to vote for Angelina Jolie? The actress didn't exactly decline when asked on a BBC radio show Friday whether she might jump into politics, CNN reports. "Honestly, if you'd asked me 20 years ago I would have laughed, I really don't know," says Jolie, 43. "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 have a skeleton left in my closet. So, I'm pretty open and out there. I can take a lot on the chin, so that's good."

Mediaite notes that she made another telling remark—"I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change"—and didn't object when BBC host Justin Webb talked specifically about a presidential run. "There's going to be 30 or 40 Democrats running for the [presidential] nomination next time, and I think I've just put you somewhere on the list." Jolie, a special envoy to the UN's refugee agency, only laughed and told him, "Thank you." Webb added, "And you've not said no," to which she let out another laugh but said nothing more. (See the latest in her tussle with Brad Pitt over child-support payments.)

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