He’s maintained his impressive fitness routines, even after wrapping up production of his upcoming Marvel movie The Eternals.
And Kumail Nanjiani showed the fruits of his labor on Friday when he showed off his shredded biceps in Los Angeles.
The 43-year-old stand-up comedian became an action star who got out of his car to visit a friend’s house in town.
Tickets to the gun show: Kumail Nanjiani, 43, showed the fruits of his many training sessions in recent months while visiting a friend’s home in LA on Friday
Kumail looked like he was dressed for another workout in a plain gray tank top that highlighted his chiseled physique.
He also wore black textured sweatpants and gray and red Adidas sneakers.
He wore a shaggy pandemic haircut and brought his trusty water bottle to stay hydrated.
Kumail also arrived in a gray zip-up hoodie, although he threw it in the car as he stepped out into the heat and away from the air conditioning.
Training Style: Kumail looked like he was dressed for another workout in a solid gray tank top that highlighted his chiseled physique
Too hot to handle: Kumail also arrived in a gray zip-up hoodie, although he threw it in the car as he stepped into the heat and away from the air conditioning
Kumail had to be particularly vigilant with masking and social distancing during the ongoing pandemic, as his wife Emily V. Gordon is immunocompromised due to Still’s disease, a rare autoinflammatory disease.
However, he seemed to have an idea of new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and went without a mask when he met a friend.
According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people can now go mask-free in all situations, although they will still have to wear them on public transportation and in healthcare, and they will also have to follow local regulations that are more stringent.
People who have not been vaccinated or who have only one dose of the two-dose vaccines should still wear masks in most situations, except when outside and able to effectively distance themselves socially.
In April, Kumail filmed a humorous video with school children sharing some basic facts about how the coronavirus is spread and infecting people, while also urging viewers to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Scientific homework: In April, Kumail filmed a humorous video with school children sharing some basic facts about how the coronavirus spreads and infects humans
Do the right thing: He also urged viewers to get vaccinated as soon as they are able to
Kumail and his wife Emily co-authored the 2017 drama The Big Sick, which portrayed the early months of their relationships and Gordon’s illness.
Kumail starred as a version of herself, while Emily was played by Zoe Kazan.
When they were a new couple, she became seriously ill and had to be put into a medically induced coma before the doctors could properly diagnose her and treat the disease.
The lovebirds were married just three months after she recovered.
Safety First: Kumail skipped a mask on Friday, but he has been vigilant during the pandemic as his screenwriter wife is immunocompromised by Still’s disease; seen in 2017
Lifelike: They dramatized the first months of their relationship, when she was put into a medically induced coma by the disease, with the 2017 film The Big Sick, starring Kumail opposite Zoe Kazan as his future wife.
Following his 2020 Netflix comedy The Lovebirds, Kumail returns to the big screen in early November to appear in the Marvel superhero film Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Brian Tyree Henry and Salma Hayek. . others.
The film follows a group of immortal aliens who live in disguise among humans on Earth who have secretly protected them over the centuries, though they are forced to return to orbit when another alien species threatens humanity.
The film is directed by Chloé Zhao, best known for her deliberately paced art film The Rider and her critical hit Nomadland, which has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.
While many fans have been impressed by Kumail’s intense physical transformation for his role in Eternals, others have criticized Marvel Studios and its parent company Disney for demanding an Olympic look from their male actors that cannot be achieved without intensive training sessions and various supplements. .
Mixed Reviews: Some fans have ripped out Marvel Studios and parent company Disney for compelling Kumail and other male stars to gain unnatural muscle mass for their superhero movies
In a March interview with Men’s healthKumail explains that when he was approached by the producers of The Eternals about playing a role in the movie, he told them he was only interested in a lead role.
“I was like,” I don’t just want to be part of a Marvel movie; I want to be a Marvel superhero. “
Wanting to completely change his physique for the movie, he had to change his thinking about exercising to cope with the intensity of his new fitness sessions.
‘I had to change my relationship with pain. You are designed to avoid it, but in that situation you really have to get along. You have to want it. It’s almost trying to rewire your brain, ”he said.
The film also stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Gemma Chan.
Coming Soon: In an interview with Men’s Health, Kumail explains that when he was approached by the producers of The Eternals about playing a part in the movie, he told them he was only interested in a lead role
While Eternals is already in post-production, he may be sticking to the workout routine to star in his next Disney project, the Star War Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries.
The limited show will be released on the company’s streamer, Disney +, and will feature an all-star cast that will bring Ewan McGregor back as the wise Jedi knight, along with Hayden Christensen, who will presumably play a version of Darth Vader after playing. from Anakin Skywalker. in the Star Wars prequels.
Joel Edgerton will also reprise his role as Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen, while newcomers include The Queen’s Gambit star Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Benny Safdie, best known for being one half of the directorial team responsible for Good. Time and uncut gems.
Kumail’s role has not been revealed so far.
Coming soon: the actor and comedian will join a stacked cast in the Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries for Disney +