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Kumail Nanjiani heads to workout after revealing he's 'obsessed' with physique after ETERNALS


Comedian turned actor Kumail Nanjiani is looking more like an action hero since he bulked up to play the first South Asian superhero in the Marvel movie, The Eternals.

While filming wrapped back in February 2020 after a six-month shoot, Nanjiani has since been obsessed with maintaining his newfound muscles and overall ripped physique.

And on Friday he was spotted heading out from his Los Angeles home for another one of his grueling workouts dressed sporty in a blue hoodie, green shorts and black running sneakers.

Pumping up: Kumail Nanjiani, 43, grabbed a face mask and a bottle of water and headed out from his Los Angeles home to a workout session on Friday

Pumping up: Kumail Nanjiani, 43, grabbed a face mask and a bottle of water and headed out from his Los Angeles home to a workout session on Friday

While on the move to his exercise session, the Pakistan native brought along a bottle of water to stay hydrated and carried a face mask, amid the still dangerous COVID-19 pandemic.

He wasted little time in putting on the protective covering as soon as he was around others while out in the public. 

The Silicon Valley alum has been a changed man, of sorts, after bulking up and getting ripped for the beginning of the Eternals shoot in July 2019.

‘I’ll tell you, man, it’s very easy to get obsessed with that number on the scale,’ the actor, 43, admitted to Vulture on Tuesday, adding, ‘It’s a tough thing. It’s deceiving. You become obsessed with it. I certainly have, and for me, it’s not great to weigh myself every day. I could tell you what I weigh today.’     

Let's get physical: The actor dressed sporty in a blue hoodie, green shorts and black running sneakers for his workout

Let’s get physical: The actor dressed sporty in a blue hoodie, green shorts and black running sneakers for his workout

He continued: ‘The way I look has been way too important to me, and so to hear a bunch of people reaffirming my own darkest thoughts about myself was very difficult.’

It’s a big change for Nanjiani, who used to believe ‘the only reason people would be friends with me was because they felt bad for me.’

His wife, Emily V. Gordon, previously confirmed his obsessive personality to Men’s Health last year: ‘He’s obsessive. When Kumail gets into things, he gets really into things.’ 

Makeover: The Silicon Valley alum has been a changed man since getting ripped in 2019 for his role in Marvel film Eternals; he is pictured on August 2

Makeover: The Silicon Valley alum has been a changed man since getting ripped in 2019 for his role in Marvel film Eternals; he is pictured on August 2

On a mission: 'It's very easy to get obsessed with that number on the scale. It's a tough thing. It's deceiving. You become obsessed with it. I certainly have, and for me, it's not great to weigh myself every day. I could tell you what I weigh today, the Pakistan native, 43, confessed to Vulture on Tuesday

On a mission: ‘It’s very easy to get obsessed with that number on the scale. It’s a tough thing. It’s deceiving. You become obsessed with it. I certainly have, and for me, it’s not great to weigh myself every day. I could tell you what I weigh today, the Pakistan native, 43, confessed to Vulture on Tuesday

The Oscar-nominated screenwriters, whose real-life romance inspired their film The Big Sick, have been married for 14 years. 

Following his shoot for the Eternals, Nanjiani had to maintain his new muscular frame for the filming of his mystery role in the star-studded Disney+ spin-off series, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

But first audiences can catch Nanjiani as Kingo, the immortal Bollywood star who can ‘project cosmic energy projectiles from his hands’, in Chloé Zhao’s Eternals that  hits theaters in the US and UK on November 5. 

'The way I look has been way too important to me, and so to hear a bunch of people reaffirming my own darkest thoughts about myself was very difficult,' Nanjiani continued in the interview; he seen in 2019

‘The way I look has been way too important to me, and so to hear a bunch of people reaffirming my own darkest thoughts about myself was very difficult,’ Nanjiani continued in the interview; he seen in 2019

MCU makeover: The body makeover is a big change for Nanjiani, who used to believe 'the only reason people would be friends with me was because they felt bad for me'; the actor is pictured in 2019 with his trainer Grant Roberts

MCU makeover: The body makeover is a big change for Nanjiani, who used to believe ‘the only reason people would be friends with me was because they felt bad for me’; the actor is pictured in 2019 with his trainer Grant Roberts

The MCU ensemble film also stars Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, and Richard Madden.

The Bless the Harts actor and Gordon are also teaming up to produce and adapt the screenplay of the late Edward Gorey’s 1957 illustrated book The Doubtful Guest, according to Variety.  

Nanjiani will star in the film, which is about a mysterious penguin-like creature who stirs up chaos in a family’s home, that will be directed by Andy Muschietti. 

Her take: The Emmy nominee's wife Emily V. Gordon previously told Men's Health: 'He's obsessive. When Kumail gets into things, he gets really into things'; they are pictured Oct 4

Her take: The Emmy nominee’s wife Emily V. Gordon previously told Men’s Health: ‘He’s obsessive. When Kumail gets into things, he gets really into things’; they are pictured Oct 4

Still going strong! The Oscar-nominated screenwriters, whose real-life romance inspired their movie The Big Sick, have been married for 14 years; they are pictured on September 25

Still going strong! The Oscar-nominated screenwriters, whose real-life romance inspired their movie The Big Sick, have been married for 14 years; they are pictured on September 25

Hitting US/UK theaters on November 5! Fans can catch Nanjiani as Kingo, the immortal Bollywood star who can 'project cosmic energy projectiles from his hands', in Chloé Zhao's Eternals that hits theaters in the US and UK on November 5

Hitting US/UK theaters on November 5! Fans can catch Nanjiani as Kingo, the immortal Bollywood star who can ‘project cosmic energy projectiles from his hands’, in Chloé Zhao’s Eternals that hits theaters in the US and UK on November 5



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