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Angelina Jolie is fully immersing herself in Cambodian culture for her upcoming documentary, and that includes eating some delicacies that might gross some people out. The actress and director scarfed down some creepy-crawly snacks on camera while on location in the Asian country. Check out the bug-eating video of Angelina Jolie and her kids for yourself below.
All I can think after seeing that is Angelina Jolie would absolutely crush on a season of Survivor.
In the new video clip with BBC News, Angelina Jolie shows off her Cambodian cooking skills by frying up and eating crickets, spiders, and scorpions along with her children. Jolie walks the BBC reporter through the process of de-fanging tarantulas before cooking them and the difficulty of flipping scorpions in the pan, and then she and her kids bite into the cooked spiders. In the end, the reporter tries the unique snack herself and has to admit that it's not bad --- one of Jolie's kids compares the taste to "flavorless chips."
Angelina Jolie goes on to reveal that she first ate insects on her first visit to Cambodia, which would have been back in 2002 when she adopted her son Maddox Jolie-Pitt. But it took some time for her to start chowing down on scorpions and spiders --- she says that she started out with crickets and worked her way up to the scarier insects.
I first had them when I was first in the country. Crickets, you start with crickets. Crickets and a beer, and then you kind of move up to tarantulas.
The interview was part of a piece covering Angelina Jolie's current directorial project, the Netflix documentary First They Killed My Father. Jolie is currently on location in Cambodia filming the project, which is an adaptation of human rights activist Loung Ung's memoir of the same name. Jolie has a long history with the Asian country, having adopted her first child Maddox Jolie-Pitt from the country in 2002. Since then, Jolie adopted two more children from famously war-torn countries: her daughter Zahara from Ethiopia and her son Pax from Vietnam.
At least Angelina Jolie won't have to share her food with him --- more tarantulas for her!