WASHINGTON (CNN) – Actress and activist Angelina Jolie told CNN she doesn’t know if she will publicly support a 2008 presidential candidate and wonders whether it is a good idea for celebrities to get involved in the White House race.
In an interview that will air this evening on “Larry King Live,” Jolie discussed her relationship with actor Brad Pitt, politics, motherhood, and her new film, “A Mighty Heart”, where Jolie plays Mariane Pearl, wife to the Wall Street Journal writer Danny Pearl who was kidnapped and murdered in 2002 while researching a story on shoe bomber, Richard Reid.
CNN’s Larry King asked the actress whether Jolie has ever supported a candidate.
“No, not publicly. I’ve never been that passionate about anyone,” she said. “I’m trying. I am learning a lot about all the different candidates, Republican and Democrat, and I am trying to see if there is one that I am passionate enough about.”
Jolie then added, rhetorically, “The question is: Does celebrity help? You know. Is it a good thing to get involved or is it more distracting?”
On August 27, 2001, Jolie was named a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Good Will Ambassador.
Catch Larry King Live Monday-Friday, 9 p.m. ET.
– CNN Senior Producer Alex Wellen