Byline: Charles Hymas, Home Affairs Editor
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has hinted she might enter politics and even run for US President.
The film star who is a worldwide humanitarian campaigner said she "would go where I am needed" when asked if she would contemplate a political career, potentially by entering the race for Democrat party presidential nomination.
She indicated she had the attributes - no skeletons in her closet, a tough chin and open thinking - but said she was also happy with her current role as a UN Special Envoy which gave her the chance to work with people in need as well as governments and the military.
"So for now, I will stick quiet," she concluded when asked about her political ambitions while guest editing BBC Radio Four's Today programme. The "for now" was picked up by the interviewer.
"If you asked me 20 years ago, I would have laughed. I really don't know. I always say I will go where I am needed.
"I don't know if I am a fit for politics but the I have also joked that I don't know if I have got a skeleton left in my closet. I am pretty open and out there. I can take a lot on the chin. That's good. I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change.
"Right now I am able to work with a UN agency to do a lot of work directly with people in need. I am also able to work with governments and with the military.
"I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done without a title and without it being about myself or my policies. So, for now, I will stick quiet."
Asked about the rise of nationalism which has seen Donald Trump pursue aggressive 'America First' policies, she drew a distinction between patriotism and narrow nationalism.
"I am a patriot but I am also an internationalist and I love and value other people and other countries," she said.
"To be a patriot is to be very proud of your country and even your country first but you do not think your country is better than others."
This contrasted with a narrow nationalism where people were encouraged to believe that only their problems were the ones to worry about, rather than global issues.
On social media, she revealed that neither she nor any of her children were on Facebook because she had found no need to be, but agreed she would warn them about the risks of potential online harms if they chose to join.
She said she tried to ensure her children saw "the good stuff" on social media, but admitted that, like any parent, she struggled to control their use of tech. "They can get round us pretty easy," she said.
She said all her children had seen inaccurate claims about them even from those "considered serious news people." "They have a very odd sense of who is telling the truth and what they believe or trust," she said.
In addition to her film career, Jolie has been noted for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and an honorary damehood of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG).
She has promoted causes, including conservation, education, and women's rights, and is most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR).
As a public figure, Jolie has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry.
For a number of years, she was described as the world's most beautiful woman by various media outlets, and her personal life is the subject of wide publicity.
Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, she separated from her third husband, actor Brad Pitt, in September 2016. They have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally.
Angelina Jolie during her turn as a guest editor on Radio 4's Today programme
U.S. President Donald Trump has pursued aggressive 'America First' policies.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pictured at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards