Kumail Nanjiani feels 'less interesting' after body transformation

He also shared just how intense the training and upkeep can get

Entertainment Desk January 30, 2020

Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani recently unveiled the dramatic revamping of his body for his upcoming role in Marvel's The Eternals, but as it turns out, it's not as rewarding as it may seem.

Making an appearance on the Conan show, Nanjiani revealed his reservations with the new look, reported E! News. "People expect me to be different and I'm really not," he said, talking about how he deals with people's changing attitude after he revealed his super-hero bod.

He then went on to say how he feels he's 'slightly less interesting' because he 'talks about working out a lot'. "I'm slightly less funny, other than that, same guy."


Not just that, but he also revealed how the packed muscles are purely 'decorative' to him. "They don't do anything. They really don't. Emily (wife) will be like, ‘Can you open this jar for me?' And I'm like, ‘Probably not'," he shared.

Nanjiani spoke about his new, ripped physique earlier on Jimmy Kimmel Live too, sharing just how intense the training and upkeep can get - he's been avoiding refined sugar and carbs for over a year.

"You work out every day and you sort of learn to enjoy it. But the diet is the hardest thing. You know what my snack is? I get a bag of sugar snap peas and I eat them! That's what I've been doing," said Nanjiani.

The Pakistani-American star left fans in an awe on Instagram back in December 2019 when he posted shirtless pictures of himself, detailing his fitness transformation.

Nanjiani is set to star in The Eternals as Kingo. The highly-anticipated blockbuster will also feature Angelina Jolie and will be hitting the cinemas in 2020.

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