The world is round, you can marry the person you love, and Nicole Kidman is definitely the queen of our hearts. During a new interview, the Big Little Lies star has blessed us lowly humans with what her secret talent is. We already know she makes hubby Keith Urban swoon, she’s besties with our dream friendship group, and she has a clap that can halt the world. But alas, there is something about the Hawaiian-born beauty that we had no clue about — Nicole is rather partial to eating bugs but not for a role, it’s her choice!
The 50-year-old dished to Vanity Fair about her hidden food flair, in a brilliant video. Taking center stage for “VF‘s: Secret Talent Theater,” we see the starlet feast on a four-course meal containing an array of her fave “micro-livestock.” Kicking off her creepy crawly feed, Nicole tucks into some living hornworms. Displaying ample amounts of finesse, Nic even uses chopsticks, gently popping the insects, one-by-one in her mouth… Much like candy.
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“Mmm… extraordinary,” she gushed to the camera. The Oscar-winning actress then goes to town on some worms, crickets, and caps off her feast with fried grasshoppers. “Just a little side note,” she said, “Two billion people in the world eat bugs… and I’m one of them!” No word if Keith is too, but according to the experts, aka a recent report by the UN, there’s actually a whole range of benefits for eating creepy crawlies. The reports say they have “a highly nutritious and healthy food source with high fat, protein, vitamin, fiber, and mineral content.”
Nicole isn’t the only A-lister that would trade a juicy steak for some bugs. Fellow Hollywood siren Angelina Jolie revealed that she’s rather good at whipping up insect-filled meals. Last year, she chatted to BBC World News showing off her passion for Cambodian cuisine by hosting a DIY cooking class featuring the protein-rich local creepy crawlies. The 42-year-old recalled, “I first had them [the bugs] when I was first in the country. You start with crickets. Crickets and a beer and then you kind of move up to tarantulas.”
This post was written by Chloe Lal. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.