Kumail Nanjiani’s parents love to buy accessories featuring images of their son’s ripped physique.
Back in December, the 42-year-old debuted his incredible transformation on social media by uploading a snap of himself posing with bulging biceps and defined abs.
Kumail told his fans and followers that he had overhauled his diet and lifestyle to get in shape for his upcoming role as superhero Kingo in Marvel’s The Eternals, and revealed his family members were blown away by his new muscular body.
And in a new interview with Variety for their #REPRESENT: Success Stories series, the star joked that his parents now have socks adorned with pictures of his shirtless body.
“It’s the only time they’ve said vocally that they’re proud of me. It’s the only time!” he laughed. “My dad got socks with my shirtless body on it. I had aunts texting me like, ‘We’re so proud of you! You’ve worked so hard!'”
Late last year, the Silicon Valley actor also discussed how odd it was when images of his transformation went viral on social media, and exploded on news sites across the world – even causing a sensation in his native Pakistan.
“My brother said, ‘Dad already sent your (half) naked pics to both families’ WhatsApp groups,'” he told U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! “And then it goes in newspapers in Pakistan. So, I had all my aunts texting me pictures of myself, like, ‘So proud of you.’ It’s weird to have your aunts sending you naked pictures of yourself.”
The Eternals, co-starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, and Kit Harington, is set to be released in February 2021.
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