Angelina Jolie Admits to One of Her Grossest Habits That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Angelina Jolie is one of those people who’s not afraid to march to the beat of her own drummer. When she found herself wanting to have a child while she was still single, she decided to adopt a child from Cambodia solo. When she fell in love with her married costar, she became a reluctant homewrecker driven by love. This Academy Award-winning actress has been captivating audiences with her eccentricities for decades.

But some of Jolie’s habits are a little disgusting. Who could forget her short-lived marriage to Billy Bob Thronton and how they wore vials of each other’s blood around their necks? Clearly, Jolie is unconcerned with what people think.

And that’s what makes the news that Jolie and her six children enjoying one absolutely disgusting snack come as no surprise.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie and her kids love eating bugs

They have the funds for plenty of gourmet, artfully prepared snacks at home. But instead, Jolie and her kids discovered a love for chowing down on bugs.

“They’re used to eating scorpions, especially Shiloh,” Jolie said in 2017 while promoting the film First They Killed My Father. “Shiloh loves a tarantula, loves a bug. They can all eat a bag of crickets like a bag of chips, so they’re all used to it. But I’m learning to cook them better with a little more flair and seasoning” she continued.

While this habit might sound disgusting to most, it’s more common in some countries. It’s also catching on in the United States as an excellent way to ingest protein.

Jolie is surprisingly on-trend with her bug eating

Crickets are surprisingly high in protein and health-conscious eaters have been incorporating them into their diets recently, though usually in the form of a powder that can be discreetly mixed into recipes.

Meanwhile, Jolie encouraged her kids to eat the bugs whole. “See the hard part where you have the teeth?” Jolie said to twins Knox and Vivienne while prepping spiders to cook. “Take the fangs out.”

Jolie explained in the video that crickets are a sort of “gateway bug” and you can move up to eating other types of creepy crawling creatures from there. Some might even consider them a delicacy, especially when they’re carefully prepared.

Angelina Jolie and kids
Angelina Jolie and kids | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix

She believes in embracing her ‘weird’ ways

It’s not too shocking that Jolie is willing to eat bugs and brag about it. She wrote in a recent essay that women especially should develop their minds and not be too worried about being considered “normal.”

She explained the sentiment more fully in the essay, saying, “I often tell my daughters that the most important thing they can do is to develop their minds. You can always put on a pretty dress, but it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn’t strong. There is nothing more attractive—you might even say enchanting—than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions.”

And if you eat a few bugs in the process? That’s OK too.