Watch Jessica Chastain Force Jimmy Kimmel to Eat Stinky Durian Fruit: ‘It Kind of Smells Like a Garbage Can’

04/21/2016 at 12:27 PM ET

The best gifts come in smelly packages—well, when you’re Jessica Chastain anyway.

After promoting her new movie The Huntsman: Winter’s War in Asia, the actress graciously brought back a piece of durian for Jimmy Kimmel to try live on his show.

“They call it the blue cheese of fruit,” she told Kimmel on Wednesday of the popular Asian fruit notoriously known for its pungent odor. “I love it. It tastes like onions and garlic and avocado and pineapple, kind of like in a custard.”

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The prickly fruit requires some preparation though. So Chastain came armed with two sets of blue rubber gloves and two large knives. Once Kimmel sliced it open, as anyone who has had a taste of durian knows, he was in for a rude awakening.

“Oh my god, it attacked me!” exclaimed Kimmel while Chastain sits back and laughs. “It’s foul.”

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“It kind of smells like a garbage can right?” she says.

The fruit is so potent, people are banned from bringing it on subways or in hotels in Thailand. Though that didn’t stop Chastain. “I snuck it into my hotel when I was shooting a movie in Thailand,” she said, “and I came back to the hotel at the end of the day and the whole hotel smelled so rank.”

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With a rave review like that, it’s no wonder Kimmel had serious trepidations about trying the Zero Dark Thirty star’s “favorite fruit.” After he was force fed, Kimmel declared it’s “kind of on the line between horrible and delicious.”

But then quickly decided, “I feel like throwing up a little bit.”

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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Shay on

Another celebrity bragging about disrespecting the country they are in. The laws and rules apply to you Jessica. Thanks to your disrespect and selfishness, everyone had to put up with the stench.

I will never spend another dime on anything she’s in. Any celebrity that disregards laws, and rules need to be slapped back to reality.

Nguyen on

Durian is my favourite too but it’s so expensive in North America I can’t eat it often. And trust me, people sneak it into places all the time. She doesn’t have a home there so where else could she eat it? People do that all the time and it’s not that much of a big deal. People declaring you’ll never watch anything she’s in ever again because she ate a smelly fruit in a hotel need to get a life!

mary on

It’s delicious. Lots of food have strong odors and taste wonderful. Durian is one of them!

Saiph on

For Shay:
A quick, partial list of other actors whose movies you can never watch again:

Matthew Broderick
Tim Allen
Mark Wahlberg
Kiefer Sutherland
Matthew McConaughey
Winona Ryder
Chace Crawford
Woody Harrelson
Christian Slater
Stephen Fry
Kim Delaney
Natasha Lyonne
Dennis Hopper
Robert Downey Jr.
Eminem
Joshua Jackson
Mischa Barton
Hugh Grant
Keanu Reeves

Granted, some of these might not be big losses. But I hope this helps you keep your judgmental, sanctimonious halo shiny!

Gilbert Kubert on

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