Eternals Actor Kumail Nanjiani On His Difficult Transformation In Welcome To Chippendales

Actors have to do a lot of hard work to transform themselves into a character and it’s no easy job. One of the Marvel actors shared his experience getting in the character of his new upcoming series on Hulu. Let’s find out who the actor is.

Kumail Nanjiani, who played the role of Kingo in ETERNALS is going to star in a new Hulu series named “Welcome to Chippendales”. Yesterday Hulu shared some first-look pictures of the series, it showed Kumail Nanjiani in a very different role than he had played before. He is playing the role of Somen “Steve” Banerjee who is the owner of the male stripping club.

Hulu’s synopsis reads, ” An Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world’s greatest male stripping empire and let nothing stand in his way in the process.” Kumail spoke about the difficulties he faced while transforming himself for the role he says, ” I started having this back pain a few months into the shoot, this gnarly knot. It got worse and worse and the pain would go from there all the way up to my ear.”

Adding to this conversation he spoke about how this was his first time doing this kind of work, also putting emphasis on how the body doesn’t understand being sad in real life and in a scene. Also, he had to maintain a work-life balance to reduce the mental and physical strain.

He shared how he went to his colleagues for help, ” I talked to the cast a lot about approaching specific scenes, specific emotions, how to turn things off, how to snap in and how to snap out.”

He considered the role in welcome to Chippendales as the most challenging job he has ever done.

Kingo To Be Back In Eternals 2?

In an interview with Today Show, Patton Oswalt mentioned the Eternals Sequel in the works. He said, ” They have announced there is going to be an Eternals Sequel and Chloe Zhao is going to direct it.”

Chloe Zhao is the director of the first Eternals film, Patton says that she would be directing the other sequel too. He further added, ” So hopefully there will be more adventures of Starfox and Pip”.

If it’s truly in the works then we will get to see Kingo back in the sequel as he had a very comedic role in the film and was an audience favorite.

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