What Ansel Elgort thinks of durian

The 'Baby Driver' actor tried the King of Fruits for the first time while in Kuala Lumpur

By Andrea Tim | Published: 17 Jul 2017

Ansel tries durian
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Ansel Elgort tried durian for the first time during a quick exploration of Kuala Lumpur. The 23-year-old actor, who is in town to promote Baby Driver with director Edgar Wright and co-star Lily James, had a lot of love to show for our King of Fruits.

"I really liked it," he said to cheers at the film's press conference this morning. "I'm surprised there's a debate about whether it's a real fruit or not. Like the jackfruit as well. I loved it. I'm really enjoying Malaysia."

One thing though – in this photo that was posted on his Insta Stories, Ansel looks like he's eating durian the way someone would eat an oyster. That could be dangerous for your face because of the fruit's thorny shell, but perhaps not too dangerous for Baby. However, it could also be that he's drinking water from the durian shell (it's a local trick to help clean the palette after a durian feast) – if that's so, bravo.

Photo: via Ansel Elgort/Instagram

As far as his Instagram feed lets on, Ansel has also visited Batu Caves, Chin Swee Caves Temple and Central Market. The actor will be with Edgar and Lily tonight at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur for the red carpet premiere of Baby Driver.


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