Why Angelina Jolie likely won’t be running for office

Angelina Jolie attends a film premiere on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie attends a film premiere on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

“You know if I thought I’d be effective I would, but I’m not sure if I would ever be taken seriously in that way and be able to be effective.”

– Actress Angelina Jolie, in an interview aired on Wednesday with George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s “Good Morning America” when asked whether she’d ever consider running for political office. Jolie stars as the villain in Disney’s “Maleficent” (out Friday, May 30th), a live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty.”

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