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1 of 1 Scarlett Johansson hasn't ruled out a career in politics
Scarlett Johansson hasn't ruled out a career in politics

The Avengers: Age of Ultron star Scarlett Johansson is debating moving into politics.

The 28-year-old actress, who was a vocal supporter of Barack Obama during his US presidential re-election campaign, hasn't ruled out changing career paths.

Speaking to the October issue of Hawkins Bazaar magazine, Johansson said: ''Do I imagine myself having a full-on political career? That seems like a stretch. But who knows?

''I don't limit the possibilities. If I have more time, I may be able to lend a bigger voice to politics. I never close the door on those kinds of things.''

Scarlett further explained that her family always taught her the importance of being "politically active," adding: ''I come from a politically active family. To be an active member of the community, to be a responsible citizen and to engage politically have always been part of my awareness and part of my life.

''More than anything else, I believe that if everyone exercised the right to vote, the right choice would be made by the nation as a whole.''

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