‘The Eternals’: Kumail Nanjiani Goes Through A Physical Transformation

The actor trained with professionals to achieve a near perfect look for his role
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Actor Kumail Nanjiani hit the gym and the result is impressive
Actor hit the gym and the result is impressive

Actor Kumail Nanjiani is one of the leads of ’s upcoming movie The Eternals and he has shown serious commitment by undergoing a radical physical change to prepare for his part.

The Eternals has been hyped as the next big film in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it is being billed as a movie like none that has come before it.

Part of the appeal of Eternals is the raw power of the ensemble cast (, Richard Madden, , Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, , , and Lauren Ridloff).

It’s a movie that promises to be a blast and fans can attest to this as they were recently shown unedited footage from the film which they hailed as something great.


As part of the team of extraordinary beings, Kumail Nanjiani got to know a while back that he was a part of the film and began preparations to get into the physical mold of the character. The result is an impressive buff physique that reeks of pure male masculinity.

On his Instagram page, Nanjiani shared a picture of his muscular body with a lengthy caption in which he reveals what he went through to achieve his goal. The movie star had a rough but rewarding journey in making himself look phenomenal.

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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!)

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The Eternals is set to be released theatrically in the United States on November 6, 2020.

Kumail Ali Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American standup comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer best known for starring in the romantic comedy The Big Stick (2017).

He starred opposite wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista in the action comedy film Stuber (2019).


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