Angelina Jolie, who recently premiered her Unbroken movie in Sydney said she prefers working behind the camera instead of in front of it. And now, the actress is contemplating joining politics, which is a whole different playground.
Speaking to ITV News, Angelina Jolie said she may move into politics in the nearby future if she felt she ‘could really make a difference’.
She further added that: ‘I’ve always gone wherever I felt I was needed.
‘When I started working with the UN, I felt I loved working in the field and I felt I was useful in the field and then there was a point where I realised that I was only so useful in the field because someone had to go to Washington and plea the case.’
‘So then I would do that,’ she continued. ‘I don’t know what that means or where that will lead me.’
The Oscar winner also commented about the Syrian crisis, which she described as ‘a failing of international leadership’ because little has been done to put the crisis to bed.
When asked whether President Obama is doing enough to curb the situation, she was reluctant to point fingers as she said: ‘I’m not here to criticise or pass judgment on a particular leader, including my own President, but I will say that we have overall a failing of international leadership when we have 51 million people displaced from conflict.’
‘[That is] More people displaced than since after World War II, when we have completely open-ended conflicts, when we have crises like Syria.
‘We seem to be completely unable to handle it and make ground and help all of the people who are starving and dying at the moment – and Syria is just one of many.’
The mother of six added that the ‘responsibility lies with all leaders, from individual governments to organisations like the UN‘ as they need to look and understand where they are failing and what can they can do to improve.
By having her say on the whole crisis situation, it just shows how she’s determined to make a difference in this world. Time will tell if she follows in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger who was an actor turned politician then actor again.