Angelina Jolie is famous for many things; she’s both an actress and a filmmaker, has won numerous awards like three Golden Globes, and to top it off she’s a humanitarian too. What has Jolie got to add to her already known name and image? Eating creepy crawlers of course.
During Jolie’s visit to Cambodia to promote her new film,”First They Killed My Father,” she showed off her cooking skills by demonstrating how to prepare and cook crickets, spiders, and scorpions in an interview in Cambodia.
The 41-year-old actress and humanitarian teaches the reporter and her 6 children- Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, twins Knox and Vivienne, 8, and how to cook and eat such things as crickets, scorpions, and spiders.
Her children helped her out with removing the fangs of the tarantulas before putting them on the pan, along with the crickets and scorpions.
Jolie shared her knowledge about how these bugs are a good source of nutrients for those affected by war. “When people were being starved, they were able to survive on things like this and they did”, Jolie said.
The “Lara Croft” actress also retold how she got into the whole ‘bug-eating’ experience on her first trip to Cambodia. “You start with the crickets. Crickets and a beer, and then you kind of move up to the tarantulas.” Jolie said within the preparations.
Jolie served up the sauteed bugs on a platter and her children gladly tried some spider legs and scorpions. Knox, one of the twins, ended up describing them as “dry and flavorless chips.”
Knowing how to prepare and cook these bugs isn’t the only thing the Maleficent actress has to thank Cambodia for. Jolie adopted her eldest child, Maddox, in Cambodia on March 2002.
In another part of the interview in Cambodia, Jolie talked about her upcoming film and opened up about private matters such as her relationship with her children and her divorce with Brad Pitt.