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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Lady Gaga shines in silver at A Star Is Born premiere

Lady Gaga stole the spotlight at the A Star Is Born premiere on Monday night (24Sep18). The superstar stepped out at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the debut of her latest project, a remake of the 1937 film of the same name. Posing up a sto…

Lady Gaga stole the spotlight at the A Star Is Born premiere on Monday night (24Sep18).

The superstar stepped out at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the debut of her latest project, a remake of the 1937 film of the same name.

Posing up a storm for photographers, Gaga opted for a silver lace gown with matching cape from Givenchy Haute Couture for the event, which she accessorised with Bulgari jewellery.

She was styled by Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebout, while celebrity make-up artist Sarah Tanno was in charge of her beauty look and Frederic Aspiras chose to place her platinum locks in waves.

“Inspired by the classic beauties of Hollywood glamour with a futuristic twist,” the hairstylist captioned a snap of the 32-year-old on Instagram. “A simple wave that frames the face and sparkling white hair!”

Gaga’s co-star Bradley Cooper, who also made his directorial debut on A Star Is Born, chose to wear a light blue three-piece suit with white shirt and polka dot tie.

While former Glee star Lea Michele also wore a silver dress with deep neckline and tiered skirt. Other celebrities to show their support for the film included Julianne Hough, who wore a sharp off-white tuxedo, and Abbie Cornish, who opted for a gorgeous, white two-piece top and skirt with a dramatic shoulder detail.

Sam Elliott, who plays the older brother and manager of Bradley’s character Jackson Maine in the movie, walked the red carpet with his wife Katharine Ross and their daughter Cleo Rose Elliott.

Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon turned the premiere into a date night too, while stars including Chrissy Metz, Rosanna Arquette, Alyssa Milano, Giuliana Rancic, Adam Lambert, Gavin Rossdale, Barry Manilow and Gloria Estefan were also in attendance.

A Star Is Born, which tells of a hard-drinking country musician who discovers and falls in love with a young singer, hits cinemas from 3 October.

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