Will Smith is one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood. The Men In Black star is an incredibly successful and bankable actor, who has given tons of memorable films and shows to the audience. Over the years, Smith has cemented himself as a Hollywood legend, inspiring tons of individuals worldwide. Apart from the common individuals, many known actors also look up to Smith when it comes to acting. Amongst such celebrities is the Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani.
After a series of hit shows and movies in the theaters, the Marvel Cinematic Universe previously made its way to the streaming platform with its show, Eternals, on January 12, 2022. The show featured a huge ensemble of talented actors, including Harry Styles and Angelina Jolie. And previously, one of the actors from the cast, Kumail Nanjiani, revealed how he prepared for the role where in he gave credit to Will Smith as well.
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How Will Smith inspired Kumail Nanjiani for his role in Eternals?
Will Smith is an incredibly influential actor. Irrespective of the controversies that surround him, one cannot ignore Smith’s contribution to cinema. Recently, the Eternals fame Kumail Nanjiani revealed how he studied various actors, including Will Smith, while he was preparing for his role as Kingo. The Pakistani actor spoke, “And I watched a bunch of iconic movie stars in their iconic roles. Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Denzel, etc. to try and see what it is about these guys that makes them movie stars.”
Nanjiani revealed how all these actors leave an impact on the role rather than disappearing into it. Elsewhere, the Stuber actor admitted that he even loves Indian actors like Hrithik Roshan and grew up watching Bollywood films. Listening to Nanjiani, the MCU fans get to know more about the details of how our favorite actors prepare for various roles.
Eternals was a very different movie in comparison to other Marvel films. The sci-fi project received mixed reviews from the audience. However, Kumail’s performance as Kingo received a lot of praise.
We're all crushing on #Kingo. @kumailn pic.twitter.com/M6BVy5Aqry
— Ms. Marvel⚡ (@msmarvel) June 17, 2022
I mean, @kumailn is SMOKIN
— Jamie Elliot Fairest 💛🤍💜🖤 (@jamie_fairest) June 18, 2022
Kingo the G.O.A.T.!!!!!
— BenTheFilmGuy (@FilmGeek91) June 18, 2022
who is NOT. man im in love w him
— ky (@kylee24__7) June 18, 2022
I mean, who doesn't? pic.twitter.com/H9E7EB8scV
— WriterIowa 🎄 (@writeriowa) June 17, 2022
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