Angelina Jolie did a photoshoot where she covered herself in bees.
Jolie joined National Geographic to increase awareness of conservation efforts. In her pictures, the “Maleficent” star gets into an off-the-shoulder white top with a sleek ponytail as she posed with a swarm of bees. In her interview, she shared how she does all this.
“It was so funny to be in hair and makeup and wiping yourself with pheromone,” she told National Geographic. “We couldn’t shower for three days before. Because they told me, ‘If you have all these different scents, shampoos and perfumes and things, the bee doesn’t know what you are.’ [They] don’t want [bees] to confuse you for a flower, I suppose.”
Jolie further told that she blocked her nose and ears to block bees climb into the holes. However, one managed to get under her dress.
Jolie continued, “It was like one of those old comedies. I kept feeling it on my knee, on my leg, and then I thought, ‘Oh, this is the worst place to get stung. It’s getting close.'”
“It stayed there the entire time we were doing the shoot. And then when I got all the other bees off, I lifted the skirt and she went away.”
Jolie thought that many people are not aware of the intentions of their work. She is hopeful others to do the same because it is simple to do and parents can do it with their kids.
“I have six kids and a lot happening,” she said, “and I don’t know how to be the ‘perfect’ anything. And so if we can help each other to say, ‘This is a way forward, simple, and this is something you can do with your kids.’ “
Meanwhile, netizens praised on Instagram, Jolie’s photos and video shared by National Geographic. The post already has almost two million likes and thousands of comments.
“So captivating,” one wrote.
“How I could adore her more,” another added.
“Thank you, Jolie,” a different user commented.