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You may remember Kumail Nanjiani from HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ or the film ‘The Big Sick’. While the talented actor, writer and comedian has been a beloved face on the screen, it was not normal to associate the 41-year-old for his body. However, just in time for the perpetual Christmas feast many people are about to divulge in, the actor took to Instagram to make us feel even guiltier as he prepares for his role in Marvel’s The Eternals, announced in August. Published to Instagram, Nanjiani unveiled his fit facade to 588,000 followers and the response was almost as huge as the transformation.

In an extended caption, the Big Sick star opened up about the tough process before thanking several trainers in the process.

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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. You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. 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. So big thanks to @grantrobertsfit who started working with me at the beginning of the year and made me understand true physical pain for months and months. Then, once we started shooting, a massive thanks to @davidhigginslondon and his team (@ellispartridge, @thebeardypt, @tomcheesemanfitness) for training me almost every day and making me strong, limber and injury free. I can almost touch my toes now. (And thank you for forcing me to do cheat meals David.) Matthews Street Catering for their delicious and healthy meals. And finally, the biggest thanks goes to @emilyvgordon for putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year. I promise I’ll be interesting again some day. #thirstyshirtless (Photo by @markupson.) (edit: I left off one very important person: @lancecallahan who trained me for 6 years and helped me build the foundation I could use to do this. Thank you!)

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“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. You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain”, the actor revealed. “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.”

The Rock was among the celebrities to congratulate Nanjiani, saying, “Extremely hard work. Dense muscle is hard to achieve. Looking great my brother!!” Naturally, Porn Hub was also found within the comment section, responding with, “WHAT IS HAPPENING”. Soon after the image was posted, it was then shared to Porn Hub’s site under the ‘Muscular Men’ category. While the likes of Aaron Paul, Sarah Hyland, Richard Madden and Colin Hanks were also among the comments, the Twitter sphere was undoubtedly the most entertaining platform for reactions.

See our favourites below. Kumail Nanjiani is slated to play Kingo in Marvel’s forthcoming The Eternals film. He will feature alongside Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Salma Hayek.

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