Angelina Jolie has raised awareness for World Bee Day by allowing herself to be pictured while engulfed in a swarm of insects. The activist posed for National Geographic while her upper body was engulfed in a swarm to help raise awareness of the critters' plight, and she shared the incredible.
The actress and humanitarian told National Geographic, which released the photos, that she was instructed not to shower in the days leading up to the environmentally-based shoot.
Too many scents, such as shampoo and soap, would have been overwhelming for the small, fuzzy participants, according to Jolie.
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The 45-year-old First They Killed My Father star explained:
It was so funny to be in hair and makeup and wiping yourself with pheromone. 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’.
[They] don’t want [bees] to confuse you for a flower, I suppose.
Angelina Jolie covered in bees, said: "It felt lovely"
Jolie also admitted that she "put a few things up" her nose and ears to keep bees out, but she couldn't keep one sneaky bee from climbing up under her dress:
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. And then when I got all the other bees off, I lifted the skirt and she went away.
Jolie, a long-time environmentalist, was recently appointed the "Godmother" of UNESCO's Women for Bees project, a five-year collaboration between the organization and the French cosmetics company Guerlain.
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Guerlain has also contributed $2 million to the training and sponsorship of 50 women beekeepers in 25 UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves around the world, according to National Geographic.
By 2025, it is estimated that these beekeeper-entrepreneurs will have built 2,500 native beehives, protecting 125 million bees.
What’s exciting to me is that instead of stepping forward and saying, ‘We are losing the bees, we have certain species that have gone extinct, are going extinct,’ we’re coming forward to say, ‘Yes, this is how you have to protect.’
You have to be more conscious of chemicals and deforestation. But also, here are things different people can do. You don’t even have to have land, but you can consider being a part of the solution. What’s exciting is that we’re coming at this with solutions [and] empowering women in their livelihoods.
Women from Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, France, Russia, Rwanda, and Slovenia will receive training this year, with training to be carried out in several other countries next year.
Article Source: unilad.co.uk