Kumail Nanjiani recently revealed to the audience his dramatic body transformation for his upcoming role in Marvel’s The Eternals. But as hot as it may seem and make Nanjiani look, it happens that Kumail isn’t really happy with his super hero bod. In fact, the Silicon Valley star has started feeling less interesting after his transformation.
Making an appearance at the Conan show, Kumail Nanjiani recently quipped about his new look, post the body transformation.
“People expect me to be different and I’m really not,” he said while he talked about how people had been expecting him to be after his transformation.
Nanjiani then went on to add how he felt he was “slightly less interesting” because he “talked about working out a lot.”
“I’m slightly less funny, other than that, same guy,” Nanjiani added.
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I never thought I’d be one of those people who would post a thirsty shirtless, but I’ve worked way too hard for way too long so here we are. You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. I found out a year ago I was going to be in Marvel’s Eternals and decided I wanted to transform how I looked. I would not have been able to do this if I didn’t have a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world. I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. It would have been impossible without these resources and time. So big thanks to @grantrobertsfit who started working with me at the beginning of the year and made me understand true physical pain for months and months. Then, once we started shooting, a massive thanks to @davidhigginslondon and his team (@ellispartridge, @thebeardypt, @tomcheesemanfitness) for training me almost every day and making me strong, limber and injury free. I can almost touch my toes now. (And thank you for forcing me to do cheat meals David.) Matthews Street Catering for their delicious and healthy meals. And finally, the biggest thanks goes to @emilyvgordon for putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year. I promise I’ll be interesting again some day. #thirstyshirtless (Photo by @markupson.) (edit: I left off one very important person: @lancecallahan who trained me for 6 years and helped me build the foundation I could use to do this. Thank you!)
Kumail also didn’t forget to mention that he found his new six-pack abs only decorative because they didn’t really come in handy when he needed them.
“No, these muscles are decorative, they don’t do anything. They really don’t. [Wife] Emily [Gordon] will be like, ‘Can you open this jar for me?’ And I’m like, ‘Probably not,” quipped the comedian.
Kumail Nanjiani will be starring in Marvel’s The Eternals as Kingo. The film will also feature Angelina Jolie and is expected to be released worldwide in 2020.