Angelina Jolie Eats Tarantulas and Scorpions

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Angelina Jolie cooked tarantulas and scorpions and ate them with her kids. In a video, Jolie is seen teaching her kids how to carefully tear the insects apart before eating them. The family, minus Brad Pitt, was in Cambodia for her film First They Killed My Father.

Angelina Jolie Teaches Kids to Eat Bizarre Delicacy

“See the hard part where you have the teeth? Take the fangs out,” Jolie tells Knox and Vivienne in a video exclusively obtained by BBC. She was pertaining to the spiders as they prepare to cook them in a skillet. BBC’s Yalda Halim was interviewing her while the kids wait for their “dinner.”

Jolie goes on to say that she always believes that spiders are part of humans’ diet. She however emphasizes that people specifically feed on spiders and scorpions during war times. Asked when was the first time she ate bugs, “I first had them when I was first in the country (Cambodia),” Jolie tells Halim in the video. “Crickets, you start with crickets. Crickets and a beer, and then you kind of move up to tarantulas,” she coyly says.

Her kids enjoy the delicacy too as seen in the video. Jolie even had to remind daughter Shiloh that she needs to share the spider among her siblings. Jolie also munches on scorpions. “Hard to chew,” she says while eating. Knox describes the taste of the scorpion: “(Like a) dry chips. Flavorless chips.”

Angelina Jolie Talks About Brad Pitt for the First Time

In a separate exclusive interview with BBC, Jolie talked about their divorce for the first time. “It was very difficult,” BBC quoted Jolie as saying. Nevertheless, the actress said she still considers Pitt as a family. “We are and forever will be a family and so that is how I am coping. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer,” she said.

Jolie was in Cambodia for the world premiere of her film titled First They Killed My Family. The film is based on a true story that happened during the Khmer Rouge. It was the first major public appearance for her since her much talked about divorce from Pitt.

Where is Brad Pitt?

Pitt meanwhile was last seen in public on January 18. He was spotted leaving Santa Monica’s Casa del Mar less than a week after making his controversial appearance at the Golden Globes. Both Pitt and Jolie have yet to fully open up about the real reason behind their divorce. Their divorce paper cited irreconcilable differences.

The full video is found below. For the Angelina Jolie’s exclusive interview with BBC click here.