What do Gemma Chan, Tan France, and Natasha Lyonne have in common?
They were all shook by Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani's transformation for his new role in Marvel's Eternals — and frankly, so are we.
On Monday, he shared two photos on Instagram of himself shirtless, with abs that — dare we say — rival Jennifer Lopez's. Naturally, the comments came pouring in.
"It feels a bit wrong to say this but…. daaaaamn," Chan commented, before congratulating Nanjiani's wife, Emily V. Gordon.
"ARE YOU F—ING KIDDING ME? I AM LIVID," France wrote.
Lyonne went with a simple "Jesus, take the wheel!"
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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. 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 looked. 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 made me understand true physical pain for months and months. Then, once we started shooting, a massive thanks to @davidhigginslondon and his team (@ellispartridge, @thebeardypt, @tomcheesemanfitness) for training me almost every day and making me strong, limber and injury free. I can almost 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 finally, the biggest thanks goes to @emilyvgordon for putting up with me complaining and talking about only 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 build the foundation I could use to do this. Thank you!)
The only thing better than the photo (and that's a high bar) was Nanjiani's earnest caption, in which he got honest about how exactly he got so ripped in the first place.
"I found out a year ago I was going to be in Marvel’s Eternals and decided I wanted to transform how I looked," he wrote. "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."
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"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," he added, before proceeding to tag and thank the trainers and nutritionists who got him where he is today, and shouting out his wife for "putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year."
Let's just say that the internet is also thankful.
Gordon also chimed in, tweeting, "My husband works hard for every role he takes, but he's worked hard in many new ways for this one. I'm so proud of him. I always have been. Also, we spent the majority of this past weekend playing Borderlands 3 so don't think he's changed too much."
A friendly reminder that The Big Sick, the excellent movie Nanjiani co-wrote with Gordon about their relationship, is streaming on Amazon Prime.
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