In honour of World Bee Day, Angelina teamed up with National Geographic for a stunning photoshoot where she was covered in bees for 18 minutes. The actress was recently named the “godmother” of the 2021 ‘Women for Bees’ – a five-year program launched by UNESCO which aims to train and support 50 women beekeeper-entrepreneurs in 25 UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves around the world.
For the photoshoot, Angelina Jolie’s shoulders, hands and even her face was covered with bees while she looks straight into the camera.
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Photographer Dan Winters took to his Instagram and shared a video where the actress poses in a calm and stunning in the white gown.
The photographer wrote, “As a longtime beekeeper myself, when I was given the assignment, my main concern was safety. Shooting during the pandemic, with Angelina, a full crew and live bees made the execution complex. I knew the only way to insure we achieved the desired effect for the photo was to use the same technique that Avedon used 40 years ago to create his iconic portrait “The Beekeeper”.
While talking about the importance of bees, Angelina Jolie said in an interview that, “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,” Jolie shared. “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. 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.”
Jolie continued, “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.’”
In June, Jolie will join the first 10 Women for Bees to take part in an accelerated 30-day training led by experts at the French Observatory of Apidology in Provence, where she plans to get trained in beekeeping as well.
On the work front, Jolie was recently seen in Those Who Wish Me Dead. She will be next seen in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Eternals.