Ashley Judd might be speaking at the Democratic National Convention. The actress, in town for the International Center for Research on Women’s annual gala, told Yeas & Nays that she could be speaking at a forum for the National Democratic Institute, which holds sessions at every convention.
Judd said she’s been discussing the matter with one of her mentors, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright. “We’re talking about how I can help her with the NDI,” Judd said. “Apparently someone has put me forward as a potential speaker.”
The NDI confirms that Judd will be a participant, though her role hasn’t been solidified yet. Albright, who chairs the organization, has been acquainted with Judd since 2007, when Robert Redford invited both women to appear on his Sundance Channel show “Iconoclasts.”
Judd will be attending the convention as a delegate from Williamson County in Tennessee. Though she attended the 2008 convention along with a smattering of other celebrities, Judd is the first starlet tagged for delegate duty this time around. She said she was surprised to be asked but thrilled to represent the county.
“My experience in 2008 was pretty life-changing,” she said. “It was glorious in Denver. I’m looking forward to an equally provocative and meaningful experience in Charlotte.”
Judd is on the advisory board for the International Center for Research on Women, which honored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at its yearly dinner Wednesday night. Clinton was unable to make it but thanked the organization via video message.