PIC: Kumail Nanjiani's 'thirsty shirtless' is giving us serious superhero vibes

2019-12-17 11:55
 
Comedian, writer and actor Kumail Nanjiani.

Cape Town – You'll be eternally grateful for this picture of Kumail Nanjiani.

The comedian, writer and actor is currently filming the new Marvel movie, The Eternals in which he plays Kingo.

The film centers on the Eternals, an immortal alien race created by the Celestials, who protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.

Other cast members include Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek and Gemma Chan.

On Monday, the 41-year-old shared a picture of his body transformation, and it will blow you away.

Showing off his buff new body he wrote: "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.

He went on to say that he had the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by Marvel.

"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."

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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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Needless to say, the internet went wild after seeing the pictures.

His wife Emily V Gordon wrote on Twitter: "My husband works hard for every role he takes, but he's worked hard in many new ways for this one. I'm so proud of him. I always have been."

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Sources: Instagram, Twitter)

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