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Angelina Jolie on running for political office: ‘Never say never’

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Actress Angelina Jolie says she isn’t closing the door on trading Hollywood for Washington.

“Never say never,” the actress told People magazine when asked if she could see herself running for office.

“[But] right now I am looking to others for leadership,” Jolie, 43, added.

A special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the “Maleficent” star and human rights activist has long flirted with a political bid.{mosads}

“If you asked me 20 years ago, I would’ve laughed,” Jolie said of a move into politics in a December interview with the BBC.

“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,” Jolie said.

In 2014, Jolie said she would “consider” a possible political run. But, the Academy Award-winner said at the time, “It’s not something I’m actively seeking at this moment.”

“I try to speak for what I believe in,” Jolie told People of her philanthropic work, in a story published Wednesday.

But laws around the world, Jolie noted, also have to be enforced.

One initiative the mother of six is working on is a proposal “for a permanent international body to investigate war crimes, including mass rape and other sexual and gender-based violence.”

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