Angelina Jolie is embracing the bees.The Those Who Wish Me Dead star, 45, posed in a new portrait — taken by photographer Dan Winters — while covered in bees for National Geographic’s World Bee Day. Alongside the bold photo, Jolie shared in an exclusiv…
Angelina Jolie is embracing the bees.
The Those Who Wish Me Dead star, 45, posed in a new portrait — taken by photographer Dan Winters — while covered in bees for National Geographic's World Bee Day. Alongside the bold photo, Jolie shared in an exclusive interview the reason why it's so important to protect the bee population.
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"With so much we are worried about around the world and so many people feeling overwhelmed with bad news and the reality of what is collapsing, this is one that we can manage," she told the magazine. "We can certainly all step in and do our part.
"I don't think a lot of people know what damage they're doing. A lot of people are just trying to get through their day. They want to do good. They don't want to be destructive. They don't know which thing to buy. They don't know which thing to use. So I think part of this is wanting to help it be simple for everybody, because I need that."
In the shoot, Jolie wore a white, sustainable dress designed by Gabriela Hearst while several bees swarmed her body.
"It just felt lovely to be connected to these beautiful creatures," she said of the experience. "I think part of the thought behind it was, this creature is seen as dangerous sometimes or stinging. So how do we just be with it?"
"It was so funny to be in hair and makeup and wiping yourself with pheromone. We couldn't shower for three days before," Jolie said.
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The Tomb Raider star explained that the aromas of soaps and shampoos may confuse bees. She also said she had to plug her nose and ears so none of the insects wouldn't fly in.
"I did have one that got under my dress the entire time. It was like one of those old comedies," she added. "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 really close.'"https://www.instagram.com/p/CPF7ucyjet4/
The Maleficent star was recently named Godmother of the "Women for Bees" program, set up by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and French cosmetic company Guerlain, to encourage women to enrol into a 30-day beekeeping course to help conserve biodiversity. Jolie will be one of the first 10 women to be trained in beekeeping and she says she has already started the process at home.
"I have a lot of wildflowers and my bees are very, very happy," she said. "We're trying to figure out where we would put the hives. I think I have to do them on the roof," she said.
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