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Angelina Jolie Poses for 'National Geographic' While Covered in Bees, Reveals She Couldn't Shower for 3 Days Before Shoot!

Angelina Jolie Poses for 'National Geographic' While Covered in Bees, Reveals She Couldn't Shower for 3 Days Before Shoot!

In honor of National Geographic’s exclusive World Bee Day interview with Angelina Jolie, the famed magazine released this amazing new photo!

The 45-year-old actress, director, and humanitarian said to the mag, “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. 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,” she added. “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.”

“I have six kids and a lot happening 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,’” she added.

Click inside to see a bigger version of the pic, and find out how they were able to cover Angelina with real bees…

“It was so funny to be in hair and makeup and wiping yourself with pheromone,” Angelina said about being covered in bees. “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.’ … Then you put a few things up your nose and in your ears so you don’t give them as many holes to climb in.”

“I did have one that got under my dress the entire time. It was like one of those old comedies,” she said. “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. And then when I got all the other bees off, I lifted the skirt and he went away.”

“You have to be really still and in your body, in the moment, which is not easy for me,” she added. “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? 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.”

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Photos: Photograph by Dan Winters/National Geographic
Posted to: Angelina Jolie, Magazine