In light of Angie’s upcoming fifth directorial feature, she and the kids feasted on some spiders in Cambodia!
Angelina Jolie is there to promote her latest film called First They Killed My Father. It is an adaptation of Canadian author and human rights activist Loung Ung’s memoir, depicting her experiences during the Khmer Rouge years.
Jolie’s relationship with Cambodia first started back in 2001. At the time, she was shooting parts of the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie there. She got acquainted with the grave situation of 1970s-planted, forgotten landmines and decided to raise awareness of the issue through her work with UNHCR and HALO.
On a lighter note, she first became a mommy when she adopted Cambodian-born son Maddox Chivan, born 5 August 2001, whom she adopted on March 10, 2002.
Fifteen years later, they both came back to shoot the movie there. Maddox was also actively involved in the production of the movie, doing research and attending production meetings.
All of the children joined their mother for the premier and press for the movie.
As a UNCHR advocate, Angie has been in contact with countless countries and their culture. She seems like she is absolutely open-minded and cultured on different worldly matters. This is exactly why I wasn’t surprised to see her showing her kids how to dine on some scorpions and spiders.
“It’s actually really good the flavor”, remarked Jolie through a mouth full of spider legs. Her and Shiloh shared one.
The kids and their mom engaged in cooking the insects together before having them for dinner.
Jolie explained the reasons behind this move. She wanted her kids to try this food in order to have an understanding of what people do to survive during a war.
And I honestly think that that’s a super cool way to raise your kids. Parents should lead by example!