Popular actor Kumail Nanjiani recently revealed that he has fallen victim to Harry Styles’ “eternal” gaze as per New York Post.
Kumail Nanjiani talks about Harry Styles
Nanjiani recently revealed on Tuesday that he and the pop star had filmed an alternative post-credit scene from the one that appeared in Marvel’s 2021 action flick “Eternals.”
“We actually shot a different scene with Harry Styles, cause the ending now, my character’s not in that scene, but we shot a version where I was with him,” said Nanjiani while appearing on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast. “And it was a very different sort of post-credit sequence.”
In the final cut of the film, Nanjiani’s character, Kingo, is abducted alongside Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), prompting the arrival of Eros (Styles) and his companion Pip (Patton Oswalt) to arrive and lay the groundwork for a sequel.
“We didn’t really talk. We just sort of made eyes at each other from afar,” added Nanjiani. “No, it was sort of … I don’t really know what I’m allowed to say …”
The “Welcome to Chippendales” star further recalled that his first reaction when he heard the “One Direction” alum was suiting up with the cast.
“I started hearing rumblings of it here and there and I thought it was bulls–t. I was like, ‘The guy from One Direction? No way,’” he joked. “And then you show up to work one day and there’s gorgeous Harry Styles. ‘Hey, mate!’ And I’m like, ‘Hey? What are you doing here, man?’”
Despite its box office success, Nanjiani said that he was “bummed” that comic book fans panned the film.
“I love ‘Eternals.’ I think it’s fantastic. It did bum me out that it was sort of divisive. Chloe made a very, very ambitious, huge movie that’s very different from most comic book movies. She went for a really, really high bar,” said the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” actor.