Kumail Nanjiani is ‘obsessed’ with his weight after getting ripped for Eternals

Silicon Valley alum Kumail Nanjiani is a changed man after getting ripped in 2019 to star in Marvel’s Eternals.

‘I’ll tell you, man, it’s very easy to get obsessed with that number on the scale,’ the Pakistan-born 43-year-old admitted to Vulture on Tuesday.

‘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.’ 

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Silicon Valley alum Kumail Nanjiani is a changed man after getting ripped in 2019 to star in Marvel’s Eternals (pictured August 2)

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Kumail said of his glow-up going viral: ‘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.’

The Emmy nominee’s wife Emily V. Gordon previously told Men’s Health last year: ‘He’s obsessive. When Kumail gets into things, he gets really into things.’ 

The Pakistan-born 43-year-old (pictured in 2019) admitted to Vulture on Tuesday: ‘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’

Kumail (pictured in 2019) said of his glow-up going viral: ‘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’

MCU makeover: 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’ (pictured in 2019 with trainer Grant Roberts)

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

Kumail has had to maintain his muscular frame while filming his mystery role in the star-studded Disney+ spin-off series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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

The Emmy nominee’s wife Emily V. Gordon (L, pictured October 4) previously told Men’s Health last year: ‘He’s obsessive. When Kumail gets into things, he gets really into things’

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

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

The Bless the Harts actor and his 42-year-old wife 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.

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

Hitting US/UK theaters on November 5! Kumail next plays the immortal Bollywood star Kingo – who can ‘project cosmic energy projectiles from his hands’ – in Oscar winner Chloé Zhao’s star-studded, action-packed ensemble flick Eternals

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