Kumail Nanjiani stuns fans with ripped physique

Kumail Nanjiani has wowed fans by showing off his physical transformation for his role in Marvel movie The Eternals. The Silicon Valley actor and stand-up comedian was revealed to be playing Kingo, a cosmic-powered being and legendary swordsman, in th…

Kumail Nanjiani has wowed fans by showing off his physical transformation for his role in Marvel movie The Eternals.

The Silicon Valley actor and stand-up comedian was revealed to be playing Kingo, a cosmic-powered being and legendary swordsman, in the Marvel movie earlier this year, and he has been training heavily to prepare for filming.

On Monday evening, the 41-year-old showed off the result of his hard work, posting a shirtless picture on Instagram to flaunt his new ripped abs and bulging biceps.

“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,” he wrote in the caption. “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.”

He went on to thank trainer Grant Roberts for making him “understand true physical pain for months and months”, the fitness team on location, the chefs at Matthews Street Catering for making him healthy meals, and his wife Emily V. Gordon for “putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year”.

Kumail’s picture subsequently went viral on social media and received many celebrity comments. Dwayne Johnson praised his transformation by writing, “Extremely hard work. Dense muscle is hard to achieve. Looking great my brother!!” with fist bump and flexing muscle emojis, while fellow former wrestler Dave Bautista wrote, “Holy good god! I’d say mission accomplished. Way to get after it brother!”

Brittany Snow added, “Holy. S**t,” Jason Biggs commented, “Holy balls,” and Chelsea Handler stated, “This is ridiculous.”

The Eternals, which also stars Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Richard Madden, is slated to hit cinemas in November 2020.

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Anna Camp on Pitch Perfect 4: ‘I’m not saying no’

Anna Camp has dropped a further hint that a fourth instalment in the Pitch Perfect franchise is in the works. The former True Blood star, who plays Aubrey Posen in the hit musical franchise, first hinted that a fourth chapter could be in development wh…

Anna Camp has dropped a further hint that a fourth instalment in the Pitch Perfect franchise is in the works.

The former True Blood star, who plays Aubrey Posen in the hit musical franchise, first hinted that a fourth chapter could be in development when she posed for a photo at her 36th birthday party in September (18) with castmates Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Chrissie Fit, and they each held up four fingers to the camera, leading many fans to believe they were making an announcement.

However, the cast has remained coy ever since, and Anna continued to tease the project during an appearance on U.S. chat show The Talk on Tuesday (15Jan19).

“We are always so happy that the fans still love the girls and still love stories. I’m not saying no. I think a great idea would be like a Golden Girls (version of) Pitch Perfect and we could all be in a nursing home, singing, you know,” she said, referring to the U.S. sitcom starring mature women. “I think we would do it for the rest of our lives. We love being around each other and love playing the characters so much.”

After she posted the picture in September, Rebel was asked what it meant during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, and the Australian actress confirmed that she would be filming another musical within the next year.

“I’ll definitely be filming another musical film in the next 12 months, I can say that… Us Pitch Perfect girls, we love each other and we always wanna work together,” she shared.

Brittany has also expressed a desire to continuing playing her character Chloe Beal, and previously told reporters at Extra that the cast is close and would happily make Pitch Perfect films “until the end of time”.

When released in 2017, Pitch Perfect 3 was met with mixed reviews and failed to surpass the box office takings of its predecessor.

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Rebel Wilson and co-stars tease Pitch Perfect 4

Rebel Wilson has hinted Pitch Perfect 4 might be in the works. The Australian actress, who played Fat Amy in the original 2012 comedy, celebrated real-life couple Skylar Astin and Anna Camp’s birthdays at a party on Saturday night (29Sep18), along wit…

Rebel Wilson has hinted Pitch Perfect 4 might be in the works. 

The Australian actress, who played Fat Amy in the original 2012 comedy, celebrated real-life couple Skylar Astin and Anna Camp’s birthdays at a party on Saturday night (29Sep18), along with fellow co-stars Brittany Snow and Chrissie Fit.

Taking to social media after the bash, Rebel uploaded a photo depicting herself, Brittany, Anna and Chrissie all holding four fingers up to the camera, along with four red heart emojis in the caption.

Accordingly, many fans of the franchise have speculated the photo is an indication that a fourth instalment might be happening.

“DOES THIS MEAN WHAT I THINK IT MEANS??” one Instagram user wrote in the comments section, while another added: “This better mean what we think it means… please please please.”

Neither Rebel nor any of her other fellow Pitch Perfect co-stars, including Anna Kendrick, have yet commented on whether or not there with be another movie.

However, Brittany recently told Extra that she would be open to reprising her role as Chloe Beale once again.

“I think all of us would be game for it. We have the best time filming those movies,” the 32-year-old shared. “We made some of our best friends during that franchise… part of us knows that chapter might be closed and is O.K. with that, but we are still incredibly close and we will probably make them – if they want us to – until the end of time.”

The first Pitch Perfect film received positive reviews from critics and became a sleeper hit, earning over $115 million (£88 million) at the worldwide box office. It was followed by two sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015 and Pitch Perfect 3 in 2017.

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Brittany Snow used to be ‘obsessed’ with spin classes

Brittany Snow used to be completely “obsessed” with taking spin classes.The Pitch Perfect actress is an advocate for healthy living and keeps fit by using an elliptical machine at home as well as running and attending regular exercise sessions at the g…

Brittany Snow used to be completely “obsessed” with taking spin classes.

The Pitch Perfect actress is an advocate for healthy living and keeps fit by using an elliptical machine at home as well as running and attending regular exercise sessions at the gym.

However, Brittany has now shared that not too long ago she took her passion for indoor cycling a bit far.

“I grew up running, so I’m a pretty big runner now,” she told StyleCaster. “I also love Pilates and spinning, but I got way too into spinning a couple years ago, and I had to get off that train. I got obsessed.”

For people who are getting into running, Brittany recommended setting up several playlists packed with motivating music. In particular, she is a fan of upbeat tunes and hip-hop beats.

“There’s this DJ called RL Grime, and he’s like trap,” the 32-year-old said. “It sounds ridiculous, but for some reason, that type of music is really easy to run to for me. It makes you feel like you’re in your own music video!”

During the interview, Brittany explained that she abides by a very healthy diet full of salads and salmon dishes. She has also figured out a great hack for helping her to avoid grazing on junk food.

“I know it sounds like I’m just saying this, but I love fruit, and I keep so much fruit in my refrigerator and around me at all times. For some reason, it just works really well with my body! I have this huge bowl of berries in my refrigerator, and whenever I get hungry, I just go in and fish out a couple handfuls,” she smiled.

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