The 43-year-old Pakistani-American actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani who is all set to feature in the role of Kingo in Marvel Studios upcoming superhero epic The Eternals, has revealed about the fact that how hard he had to work for transforming his body for the film, Nanjiani revealed the details while speaking with GQ.
He explained to GQ, "I've found out over the last year and a half, since I did that picture, that I am very uncomfortable talking about my body - and it's become less and less and less comfortable, adding that his discomfort with the discussion has to do with the message of toxic masculinity that these conversations can evoke."
He added, "It is aggression. It is anger. A lot of times, we are taught to be useful by using physical strength or our brain in an aggressive, competitive way. Not in an empathetic way. Not in an open, collaborative way, It's the same thing when you have all these guys, like, asking people to debate them on Twitter. That's the same as arm wrestling. It's about defeating. And that's what the male ideal has been: Dominating. Defeating. Crushing. Killing. Destroying. That's what being jacked is."
The actor also went on to say that men have started to respond to him more aggressively since his body transformation, he said, "It felt like I had printed out a picture of his grandmother and peed on it."
Nanjiani recalled. "I just see the little child inside them, like a little child pretending to be a big, strong man. It's laughable, if it wasn't so f*cking devastating - and causing so many problems in the world." He added, "I just want to be like, 'Dude, if you learn how to cry, you'd just be a lot happier."
The actor's body transformation has been a trending topic among the fans all around the social media platforms and it's something he has been asked for everytime he attends an interview.
The Eternals features an ensemble cast of Salma Hayek in the role of Ajak, Angelina Jolie in the role of Thena, Kumail Nanjiani in the role of Kingo, Brian Tyree Henry in the role of Phastos, Richard Madden in the role of Ikaris, Gemma Chan in the role of Sersi, Lauren Ridloff in the role of Makkari, Lia McHugh in the role of Sprite, Kumail Nanjiani in the role of Kingo, Barry Keoghan in the role of Druig, Don Lee in the role of Gilgamesh, Kit Harrington in the role of Dane Whitman with additional actors such as Harish Patel, Haaz Steiman as Phastos' husband, Ozer Ercan as a smuggler and Zain Al Rafeea in an unknown role.
Marvel Studios The Eternals has already received an official PG-13 rating by Motion Pictures Association Classification authority due to "fantasy violence and action, abusive language, and brief sexuality which are inappropriate for Children Under the age of 13. The Eternals is now all set to make its debut in theatres on 5th November 2021.