Among all the actors who start believing that they really and truly are the superhuman characters they play, Angelina Jolie is the most consistent. Back when she first became a U.N. Ambassador and adopted son Maddox from Cambodia, many of us thought she was going through a phase, like wearing Billy Bob’s blood or saying creepy things about her brother. Boy were we wrong. As we speak, Angie is in Libya, where there are still battles going on, despite the departure of Moammar Gadhafi.
And though the U.N. refugee agency announced last week that they’re giving Jolie a promotion of sorts, thanks to both her activism and her $5 million in donations over the years, they told the AP today that she’s not even in Libya under any official capacity. She’s there in a “personal capacity.”
Here’s how she put it for Reuters: “I will be meeting with officials from all sides but above all, listening to the local people in the street. I am here to express solidarity with them. It is the work of rebuilding and recovery that will determine Libya’s future.”
Yep, just like Billy Bob’s blood.