Kumail Nanjiani has managed to get in the shape of his life, completely transforming his appearance and taking everyone by surprise. However, it sounds like he might still prefer the old him!
The Big Sick star was a guest on Conan yesterday and during the interview he mentioned that he thinks he’s ‘less interesting’ now that he’s gotten into shape.
As you know, the thing that most motivated his incredible transformation was his role in the upcoming movie, The Eternals, so how could he be less interesting? After all, he’s just joined the Marvel Universe as a superhero!
The actor explained that ‘People expect me to be different. And I am really not. I am slightly less interesting because I talk about working out a lot. And I am slightly less funny. Other than that…the same guy. This one guy was like, ‘I wish that his voice would get a 6-pack.’’
Furthermore, he also joked that his muscles don’t really come in handy as one would believe and that they are more decoration than anything else.
‘They don’t do anything. They really don’t. [My wife] Emily will be like, ‘Can you open this jar for me?’ And I’m like, ‘Probably not.’’
This isn’t the first time the actor talks about his transformation not being all that great.
While on Jimmy Kimmel earlier this month he mentioned that having to adapt to a whole new diet was way more difficult that spending hours at the gym.
‘You work out every day and you sort of learn to enjoy it. But the diet is the hardest thing. You know what my snack is? I get a bag of sugar snap peas and just I eat them! That’s what I’ve been doing. At night, I’m like, ‘I’m a little hungry. I’m gonna treat myself. Crunch, crunch,’’ he shared with the host at the time.