ANGELINA Jolie is thinking of turning her attention to politics with a view to ending up in the White House, it has been revealed.
The actress, a UN goodwill ambassador for the past eight years, has become increasingly focused on humanitarian work and is said to be keen to make the leap into politics.
Her recent 34th birthday has caused her to take stock and Angelina has been telling friends she wants to get even more involved in making a difference in the world.
She is considering following fellow actors Arnold Schwarzenegger into politics and Ronald Reagan into the White House.
Although an admirer of new US President Barack Obama she has never officially come out as a Republican or Democrat.
A friend said: “Ange has admitted she’s getting bored with Hollywood. She said she’s now got her sights set on Washington.
“She is passionate about people’s rights, war and justice and thinks she can get more hands-on and make even more of a difference by getting into politics. She admires Obama and thinks she could make a big difference too if she were in his position.”
Angelina, who just recently dethroned Oprah Winfrey as the world’s most powerful celebrity in a list compiled by Forbes magazine, has six adopted and biological children with partner Brad Pitt.
She has been filming new action movie Salt for the past couple of months but finds herself ever more drawn to the political arena.
She recently wrote an article for Time magazine expressing outrage over the conflict in Darfur and gave an emotional address for World Refugee Day last week.
Her duties as a UN goodwill ambassador have seen her travel the world highlighting the plight of refugees and victims of war and poverty.
The friend continues: “I would place a huge wager on her becoming the first female president in the next 20 years. When Ange sets her mind on something, she goes all out to do it.
“She’s very determined and gets very stirred by her UN work.
“She is well respected for her humanitarian work and I’m sure she would make as many waves if she moved fully into the political world.”