If you'll recall, Kumail Nanjiani revealed his transformed Marvel bod last December, and everyone collectively lost their sh*t. The "Big Sick" and "Lovebirds" actor was cast as Kingo in the upcoming MCU franchise, "Eternals," and subsequently bulked up for the superhero flick. Upon showing off his new gainz, Nanjiani explained that he wanted to change how he looked after being cast in the film, and did so "with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world," just as multiple Hollywood Chrises did before him.
Part of that training and nutrition, of course, came with foregoing most refined sugars and carbs, a feat that truly makes Nanjiani a superhero in my eyes, Marvel be damned. His dedication showed during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" when the late-night host surprised his guest with pizza and sweets on the show and he very nearly shed a tear.
Recently, it looks like Nanjiani has loosened up his regimen a bit (filming for "Eternals" wrapped in February, though we assume there'll be multiple sequels), allowing himself the occasional treat. He's been so proud of his cheat meals, in fact, that he's begun posting them on Instagram most Fridays for "dessert night," and it's one of the most genuine displays of inherent joy that we've been lucky to witness.