“Do you smell it?”
Jessica Chastain is brilliant. She’s of course a hell of an actress. She fixes fairy tales without blinking an eye. She handles fans’ confusing gingers like a champ. And even when promoting a dud of a movie (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) she knows how to bring us sheer joy on its press tour. On Jimmy Kimmel Live she did just that by subjecting the eponymous talk show host to one of the world’s most polarizing foods: durian.
For those who don’t watch endless hours of Food Network, durian is a fruit from South East Asia that is beloved by some and smells like a fetid corpse to others. But Chastain is its ardent champion, declaring, “I love it. It kind of tastes like onions and garlic and avocado and pineapple in custard!”
Durian: the gift that keeps on giving.