Kumail Nanjiani, best known for his comedy and his role on Silicon Valley, has gone for a drastically different look in preparation for his role in The Eternals. His caption, in part:
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.
Writer/comedian wife Emily Gordan's response:
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.— Emily V Gordon (@emilyvgordon) December 16, 2019
Also, we spent the majority of this past weekend playing Borderlands 3 so don't think he's changed too much. https://t.co/AzlrdgXtHX
He's not the only actor who has gone an impressive physical transformation as of late. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen got fit for his role in the limited series The Spy, for which he's been nominated for a Golden Globe.
Wife Isla Fisher posted an insta of him working out, with this caption:
So proud of the Hubs @sachabaroncohen getting a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a limited series. He worked so hard transforming for his role in The Spy- not just getting rid of his dad-bod (see video) but learning three dialects, including Syrian and living in Casablanca, mainly in character for 4 months while shooting. This honor is shared with Eli Cohen‘s family, thank you for letting him bring the story to screen and to the HFPA 🌟
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Did you undergo a dramatic physical transformation this year, ONTD?