Kumail Nanjiani Nearly CRIES Eating Pizza& Cake After Dieting For A Year! - Perez Hilton
It takes a lot of discipline to transform your body the way Kumail Nanjiani did. All discipline and no cake.
The comic got ripped for his upcoming Marvel Studios movie The Eternals , but after months of super strict dieting and countless hours of training programs he’s finally done filming.
So when he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his Apple TV immigrant story anthology show Little America , the late night host get him a special treat.
Jimmy began by asking him all about the viral response to the pics of his incredibly shredded naked torso.
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I never believed 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 appeared. 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. So big thanks to @ grantrobertsfit who started working with me at the beginning of the year and constructed me understand true physical pain for months and months. Then, once we started shooting, a massive thanks to @ davidhigginslondon and his squad (@ ellispartridge, @thebeardypt, @tomcheesemanfitness) for training me almost every day and attaining me strong, limber and trauma free. I can nearly touch my toes now.( And thank you for forcing me to do cheat meals David .) Matthews Street Catering for their delicious and healthy meals. And ultimately, the biggest thanks goes to @ emilyvgordon for putting up with me complaining and speaking about merely working out and dieting for the last year. I promise I’ll be interesting again some day. #thirstyshirtless( Photo by @markupson .)( edit: I left off one very important person: @lancecallahan who trained me for 6 years and helped me construct the foundation I could use to do this. Thank you !)
Kumail shared the strangest moment from what was a surreal experience all around: the way his family reacted!
” It exploded, I freaked out, I called my brother, I said,’ Are they upset, what’s going on ?’ And my brother said,’ Dad has already sent your naked pics to both family WhatsApp groups.'”
Ha! So cute that his family maintains in touch that way. But of course, that meant he was all his fam could talk about — even on the other side of the world!
” Then it got in newspapers in Pakistan, so I had all my aunts texting me pictures of myself, like’ So proud of you, so proud of you, son .’ It’s weird to have your aunts sending you naked pictures of yourself with like anything but shame .”
Kumail then talked about what the experience of sculpting his body was actually like, saying 😛 TAGEND
” You work out every day and you sort of learn to enjoy it. But the diet is the hardest thing. I have not had pizza or a doughnut in over a year. I’ve had no refined sugar in a year, I’ve had almost no carbs at all. You know what my snack has been? I tell people,’ actually it’s not bad.’ You know what my snack is? I get a bag of sugar snap peas, and I eat them. That’s what I’ve been doing at night when I’m like’ I’m a little hungry, I’m going to treat myself.'”
Jimmy asked if he’d broken the diet yet, and Kumail reacted 😛 TAGEND
” I haven’t done it yet, but I will. I cannot wait to do it .”
That’s when Jimmy fell a mobile full of dessert platters — and Guillermo brought him a pizza! The Silicon Valley star get emotional, saying 😛 TAGEND
” I’m literally gonna cry right now. I’m not joking .”
We think Kumail even amazed Jimmy by actually excavating in, trying the pizza and multiple cakes and tarts — and totally losing interest in the interview part. It legit looked like he was going to cry from happiness!
That’s when he brought up his famous movie The Big Sick , which told the story of wife Emily Gordon ‘ s coma, joking 😛 TAGEND
” My wife was in a coma, and we didn’t know what was gonna happen. I remember quite specifically the day — we were like,’ is she gonna make it, is she gonna make it ?’ I remember when I got to the hospital one of those days and she was up and sitting on her bed … I’m happier right now .”
Ch-ch-check out the hilarious — and freshly ripped — superstar gloriously breaking his diet( below )!
[ Image via Jimmy Kimmel Live/ YouTube .]