By Matt Liew
The Huntsman: Winter’s War star Jessica Chastain recently ambushed an unsuspecting Jimmy Kimmel on his show with the King of Fruits, the polarizing Durian. In the YouTube clip shared by Kimmel’s show, Jessica calls durian “the bleu cheese of fruit”, and comes prepared with gloves and knives to pry open the prickly thing – while openly declaring that she loves the taste. See it for yourselves:
One thing remains true though, for ever person that declares his or her undying love for durian, there are several others left gasping for air by its notorious smell – which has been described before as “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock”, “hot poop garbage” and “gasoline”.
Even the lovable Anthony Bourdain had a rather memorable experience with the king of fruits, calling it “indescribable, something you will either love or despise…Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother”. We’re not sure how you know that, Anthony, but we’ll take your word for it.
I’ll leave you with a hilarious quote from 19th-century American journalist Bayard Taylor, “To eat it seems to be the sacrifice of self-respect”.
What say you?