She’s already a fairly impressive woman – Oscar-winning actress, well-received director, activist, humanitarian, mother of six … and who can forget that delightfully personal wedding in France to Brad Pitt?

Now Angelina Jolie is admitting that she also thinks about running for office.

“When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered,” the 39-year-old tells Vanity Fair. “Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility.”

© Vanity Fair
© Vanity Fair

Her high-profile visits to the world’s hotspots already help draw attention to the rights of refugees, but could she do more to influence policy as an ambassador? Senator? Even president? “I am open” to it, she says.

“I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more useful,” she says. “I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make it less possible.”

As for that beautiful August wedding to Pitt, who turns 51 next month, being married “does feel different,” she says. “It feels nice to be husband and wife.”

In fact, they’re also playing husband and wife on screen, in By the Sea, which she wrote and is directing. “A few friends asked if we were crazy …. [A film about] a married couple going through some difficulties … and I’m directing him.”

But as she explains, their kids have a tactic to sort out arguments. The six Jolie-Pitt juniors wrote their marital vows, and “They did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always say, ‘Sorry,’ if we do. So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’ ”

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  • I can’t really see her as president but hey, who knows.


  • She might find it more difficult now she has split from Brad.


  • She is definelty not just a pretty face.


  • great article. i think that she has evolved into a great person


  • Love Angelina Jolie and would love to see her use her influence as a president.


  • She would never be president as she has too much baggage in which her opposers would use against her. However, she could be very useful on an advisory committee.


  • i have no opinion about the politics stuff but i think its darling how they included the kids in the wedding


  • i love angelina jolie and believe her heart is in the right place but i also believe that charity begins at home


  • She brings a lot of common sense to issues, so I think she’d have useful perspectives.


  • Go Ange. This woman is a stunning woman on the outside and also a stunning on the inside.


  • I love the work that she does and the things that she stand for. I think being in politics would ruin her!


  • She does a lot of humanitarian work which is admirable. I think she would be best utilized for this work in the capacity she currently operates in.
    Although, she’d probably be no worse than any other politician.


  • I actually watched a film that she directed and it was really quite good. I used to not be the biggest fan of this woman, but I must say in recent years she has handled herself with a lot of decorum. Whilst I think she is a good spokesperson for her causes, I don’t see her as president. I think she does well for these causes and her public profile has certainly helped gain attention to them, which is great.


  • yeah i think that she could do it. it might be a bit of a novelty though


  • she is a very good actress.


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