Troy beauty Saffron Burrows is considering quitting her burgeoning movie career to become a politician.

The London-born feminist is vice-president of the National Civil Rights Movement and often fears she's wasting her time on a "silly showbiz life" when she should be dedicating herself to her real passion - politics.

She explains, "I've definitely thought about a career in politics. Maybe there will be time later.

"What am I doing in this silly showbiz life? I do wonder that sometimes.

"My parents were political, so it's definitely in my bones. Wherever I am, I always seem to get involved with politics. I think, once it's in your bloodstream, it's always there. I love it.

"I think politics can no longer be assigned to parliamentary activity and it probably never could be. But politics with a small 'p' and the history of trade union movement really interests me."

14/06/2005 13:51