Los Angeles,6 November,2014:Â As Americans went to the polls for mid-term elections Tuesday, Angelina Jolie revealed that she is open to a possible role in politics, diplomacy or public service. The A-list star, who is already known for her humanitarian work on various causes, wondered aloud whether she would better achieve her aims as an actress or in another role.
â€œWhen you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered,â€ she told Vanity Fair in a cover story. â€œBecause if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility,â€ she added, before saying, â€œBut I honestly donâ€™t know in what role I would be more usefulâ€”I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that (could) make it less possible.â€
Asked directly if she could pursue a life in politics, diplomacy or public service, she replied, â€œI am open.â€ She gave no more details. Since 2012 Jolie has traveled on more than 40 missions around the world as a special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency. Last year Jolie was awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work.
Last month the star of such Hollywood films as â€œTomb Raiderâ€ and â€œMaleficentâ€ was made an honorary dame for her work combatting sexual violence. Britainâ€™s Queen Elizabeth II presented the award at Londonâ€™s Buckingham Palace. Jolieâ€™s directorial debut feature, 2011â€™s Golden Globe-nominated â€œIn the Land of Blood and Honey,â€ was set against the background of the early 1990s Bosnian war.
Her upcoming film, â€œUnbroken,â€ is about Olympian and World War II POW survivor Louis Zamperini. It will be released on December 25 in the United States. Jolie will next direct a â€œsweeping epicâ€ film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakeyâ€™s fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie announced in September.