It has always been clear that Angelina Jolie is not your average Hollywood star, and if you needed further proof of that it's worth watching her nibble tarantulas and fry scorpions with her kids in Cambodia. This is the cookery show we always wanted to see.

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie fries up a scream with Cambodia bug feast

'See the hard part where you have the teeth? Take the fangs out', she says, as she picks apart a dead arachnid before moving on to a bowl of crickets, her twins Vivienne and Knox trying their hardest not to look grossed out. 'You start with crickets. Crickets and a beer. And then you kind of move up to tarantulas.'

Then she's seen serving a dinner of huge fried scorpions and other creepy crawlies with a ladle of veggies (as if that's going to make it more palatable). 'It's actually really good, the flavour', the actress insists as she and her daughter Shiloh chew the legs off a couple of spiders.

The clip was filmed to promote the actress and director's forthcoming film 'First They Killed My Father', which she both directed and co-wrote alongside Loung Ung based on the latter's memoirs. It follows the woman's experiences during the oppressive and genocidal Khmer Rouge period as a child in Cambodia.

'I think it's always been a part of the diet, the bugs', Angelina explained to the BBC. 'But I think there is a truth to the survival during the war of course. When people were being starved they were able to survive on things like this and they did.'

More: Angelina Jolie speaks out on Brad Pitt divorce

Cambodia has always had a special place in Angelina's heart, not least because that's where she adopted her first child Maddox from an orphanage in Battambang in 2002, following visits there from filming 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' and from a UNHCR field mission.

'First They Killed My Father' will be released on Netflix.