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The Thirst Trap Seen Round The World

The Big Sleep star Kumail Nanjiani went from cute nerd to muscled hunk while training for his role in Marvel's Eternals, an upcoming film about a superhuman race that tends to meddle in the affairs of mankind. He posted a set of photos on Instagram of his new look, and it's safe to say that he broke the internet. He wrote alongside the thirst trap:

"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."

It Wasn't An Easy Task

Nanjiani recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new Apple TV+ show Little America, and he explained the work that it took to get his new physique. He told Kimmel that while you "sort of learn[ed] to enjoy" the daily workouts, "the diet is the hardest thing."

While on the show, Nanjiani claimed that he hadn't had sugar or carbs for a year, and in order to celebrate his wrap on Eternals, Kimmel trotted out an array of sweets and pizza for the clearly overwhelmed Marvel star. He joked:

"People who don't know, my wife was in a coma and we didn't know what was going to happen, and I remember very specifically the day we were like, 'Is she gonna make it? Is she gonna make it?' And I remember when I got to the hospital one of those days I went in and she was sitting up on her bed. I'm happier right now."

An Unexpected Perk

Nanjiani also stopped by Conan this week, and he admitted that his muscles are pretty much just for show.

"They don't really do anything. Emily [Gordon] will be like, 'Can you open this jar for me?' And I'm like, 'Probably not.'"

However, those muscles did get him one surprising... perk.

"They gave me a 10-year free subscription to Pornhub Premium. I will say, because people are like, 'Why do you need to pay for porn?' and I do not work for Pornhub, they have not paid me to say this, you have access to a whole new world. Like, free porn is good, but when you go to Premium, I could develop fetishes, crazy ones over the next 10 years, and I know I’ll be taken care of."

What Can We Expect From 'Eternals'?

Nanjiani is a superhero fan himself, and it's pretty thrilling to hear him talk about what to expect from Eternals.

"t’s really, really an epic. And it’s really such a science-fiction story. It’s a superhero story, but in some ways, it’s the most sci-fi of all the Marvel movies and it’s the most epic of all the Marvel movies. And the story spans thousands of years. So it’s really not like any of the other Marvel movies.

I love superhero movies, but beyond that, this is exactly the type of movie that I love. If someone would say, ‘All right, what kind of movie do you want to watch? What are the things that’s going to have?’ I would say all these things. And that’s what this movie is. It really spans thousands and thousands of years. And the story is just so big and so epic. And I don’t mean epic in the internet way, I mean epic in the old-school way…It doesn’t look like any of the other Marvel movies. I was on set shooting, and the director showed me just a still of all of us together in the scene. And I was like, ‘I mean, look at all of us together.’"

November 6th can't get here soon enough.

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