Who needs a Brad Pitt, or a partner for that matter, when you can fly? Actress Angelina Jolie is literally going to great heights in the pursuit of her latest conservationist project.
The 42-year-old celebrity who’s also known for her environmental causes and being an all-around Renaissance woman impressed fans around the world this week when she was filmed piloting and landing a small plane herself over the Namibian desert in the ITV special The Queen’s Great Planet.
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Jolie appeared in the documentary with Queen Elizabeth and Sir David Attenborough. The actress devoted some time in the African nation to call attention to forest conservation.
The documentary gives attention to the environmental project The Queen’s Canopy, which aims to unite all the countries of the Commonwealth in conservation efforts.
The Hollywood superstar also highlighted in the documentary the importance of encouraging children to plant a tree. She said in the documentary: “The trees affect the environment, the soil, the shade, the natural resources, the animals, the ecosystem - but also how it affects the local cultures. They live very dependent on every single plant and they use every single plant, and when certain species disappear, that affects an entire culture and their way of life and they start to die out.”
Jolie piloting the plane proved to be a smashing scene-stealer, however, as fans took to social media to share how amazed they are of another new thing the multi-talented actress can do. One social media user even asked: “Is there anything she can’t do?”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What even is this show?! Attenborough, The Queen, and now Angelina Jolie just casually flying a plane. Is there anything she can't do? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheQueensGreenPlanet?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheQueensGreenPlanet</a></p>— Laura Praciak (@LolaPraciak) <a href="https://twitter.com/LolaPraciak/status/985982760350347266?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Jolie was able to get her pilot’s license in December 2004. She said back then that her son Maddox inspired her, sharing that if she could fly a plane, she would appear like a “Superman” in her son’s eyes.
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