Kumail Nanjiani Has Maintained His Muscles Throughout Quarantine
The Eternals star showed off his buff biceps as he visited a friend’s house in Los Angeles
The comedian and writer, 43, showed off his bulked-up biceps on Friday as he made his way to a friend's house in Los Angeles.
Nanjiani, who shocked social media in Dec. 2019 when he shared shirtless pictures of his newly-ripped body, started working out after landing his Eternals role and wanting to "transform how I looked," he said at the time.
Though the Silicon Valley star emphasized that it was only possible with a lot of time and money.
"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," he said. "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."
And after he finished shooting Eternals, Nanjiani decided to continue working out and following a strict diet through the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I feel like it's the only thing tethering me to sanity," he told PEOPLE in May 2020. "Part of the challenge for me [in quarantine] has been, 'What are the things I can look forward to every day?' Working out is one of them, breakfast is one of them, writing, weekends."
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"It really, really helps me with anxiety, self-confidence, focus," he added. "It's really become an essential part of my life. And it sort of shows is that it's possible to do it." But, he said, "it's a lot of work."
Nanjiani joked, too, that it's making people like him less.
"I think people are annoyed that I'm keeping up with it," he said with a smile. "They're like, 'You're not going to be funny anymore.' I'm like, 'Yeah, but I'm probably a little bit happier.' "