Ashley Judd on a Future in Politics: "I Might Run Someday"
Judd talked to The Hill while promoting the three-part documentary series, 'A Path Appears.'
Is there a future in politics for Ashley Judd?
"I might run someday," the actress told The Hill about a possible grab for political office.
The Divergent star also explained her thought process the time she almost ran against Sen. Mitch McConnell for a Kentucky Senate bid. “That particular moment in time was unique. I was prepared to run, I was very excited,” Judd said.
She ultimately took herself out of the race in March 2013, tweeting, “After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.”
Judd was surprised when McConell beat out Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for the Senate seat, saying, "Unfortunately, the commonwealth, in my opinion, didn’t make a change that’s going to help Congress emerge from gridlock."
The actress is currently promoting a three-part PBS documentary series called A Path Appears, out Jan 26. Based on the book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning husband and wife journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sherryl WuDunn, the series "examines the struggles women face in the United States and abroad and the inspiring individuals working with them to create effective solutions," according to the website.
“I do believe I’m right where God wants me to be at this time,” said Judd.