AceShowbiz - Alyssa Milano plans to build a career in politics once her two children have grown up. The former "Charmed" star insinuated her desire to run for office when she made an appearance at Variety's Power of Women luncheon last Friday, October 12.
Having been vocal on matters close to her heart, the 45-year-old actress was quizzed by Us Weekly about her devotion to be an agent of change at the event held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. To which, she opened up that she might get into politics in the future.
As for what has been holding her back, Alyssa pointed out at 7-year-old Milo and 4-year-old Elizabeth, her children with husband David Bugliari. "I think they're too little to sort of understand the amount of travel that would take," she noted. "So probably, like, 10 years, a 10-year plan."
On the occasion, the Coralee Armstrong of "Insatiable" also talked about how she felt empowered by the #MeToo movement that she helped grow exponentially in 2017. "I think the most powerful [I've felt] would probably be now," she admitted.
"Just having no fear to use my voice or to use my platform, not worrying about if I was going to alienate fans for being, you know, politically active or vocal," she further stated. "That’s been super empowering and I think, as far as advice along the way, you know, my mom always instilled in us that great things happen when women support each other."
Three days after the interview, Alyssa celebrated the first anniversary of #MeToo movement by sharing an emotional video message on Twitter. In the clip, she told her daughter, "I want you to grow up from a strong little girl into a strong woman that knows, really knows her worth and that is valued for her brain and her beautiful, big heart and her sweet, sweet soul and her talents and not for her body."
"And I want you to know that also I'm working very hard, " she continued on, "a lot of women are working very hard to make sure that silence is not the norm for your generation and that you will never... have to say 'Me too.' But if you do, god forbid, if you do have to ever say 'Me too,' I want you to know that you will be heard and that you should speak your truth and that Mama's always here for you."