Angelina Jolie just took her conservation efforts to an entirely new level by covering herself in live bees to raise awareness for her latest call to action. Let’s get into this very buzzy situation…
In case you weren’t aware, Thursday, May 20th is World Bee Day, and Angelina took it upon herself to share how it’s important now more than ever to protect the bee population.
Angelina was designated the “godmother” for Women for Bees, a program launched to train and support female beekeeper-entrepreneurs worldwide. And to prove her point about the importance of bee conservation, Angelina got up close and personal with bees in a way that fans honestly couldn’t believe.
Soo triggers warning if you’re afraid of bees or bugs because this is INTENSE. Alright, ready to see Angelina completely covered in bees? And to be clear, Angelina didn’t just show up to the bee shoot, and a lot actually went into pulling off capturing this buzzworthy moment. Ok, I promise, I’m done with the bee puns.
Angelina revealed to People Magazine that she couldn’t shower for three days before the shoot, saying, “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.’”
Angelina was also wiped down with pheromones onset that the bees would be attracted to, though she said she had to “put a few things up her nose and in her ears so you don’t give them as many holes to climb in.” And while the powerful photos and videos really did come out incredibly, Angelina said there was one bee that found its way to a not-so-pleasant spot during the shoot.
Ang said, “I did have one that got under my dress the entire time. 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 really close.’ It stayed there the entire time we were doing the shoot.” She revealed that eventually, after getting all the other bees off, she lifted her skirt, and that bee thankfully flew away.
Obviously, they had beekeepers on set to ensure everyone’s safety, but it seems like Angelina made it out without any strings! “Do you hear anything? No I think I’m good. Alright. You guys made it really easy that was really exciting that you both so much.”
Overall, Angelina said that it “just felt lovely to be connected to these beautiful creatures,” and she shared how the experience was a metaphor for the entire message she was trying to send.
She said, “You have to be really still and in your body, in the moment, which is not easy for me. 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?” Angelina continued on, adding that “The intention is we share this planet. We are affected by each other. This is what it should feel like and it really did, and I felt very honored and very lucky to have the experience.”
And ever since this campaign went live, many fans couldn’t even believe the photos and videos of Angelina covered in bees were real. And others thanked Angelina for being a part of this important initiative.
We couldn’t agree more, and we still can’t believe that the whole bee experience was really real! Very brave of Angelina and very exciting that she’s advocating for another significant cause.
But for now, if you want more on Angelina Jolie, stick around for more thrilling news. Also, let us know down in the comments below what you think of Angelina’s daring bee shoot and if you could take on the bees the way she did.