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AP Interview: Oscar winner Mira Sorvino mulls giving up acting for human rights work

UNODC's Executive Director Yury Fedotv, left, and US actress Mira Sorvino, a UN Goodwill Ambassador to combat human trafficking for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, attend an interview by the Associated Press at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. “I love acting and that is my job right now,” Sorvino says. At the same time, she describes her advocacy against human trafficking and modern-day slavery as “my calling,” and so important that “in a decade or so, I wouldn't mind just switching to a career in humanitarian causes.” (AP Photo/Alexander Mueller)
February 08, 2013 - 9:51 AM

VIENNA - Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino says she could see giving up acting for her other passion — human rights advocacy.

While saying she loves acting, she describes her efforts to stop human trafficking as "my calling."

That, she says, is so important that "in a decade or so, I wouldn't mind just switching to a career in humanitarian causes."

Sorvino spoke to The Associated Press on Friday after being extended as the U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking.

The 45-year-old won an Oscar as a prostitute with a golden heart in Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite." She's had meaningful roles in over 50 films and TV productions in a two-decade career, and holds a Golden Globe and a host of nominations reserved for the world's best actors and actresses.

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