28 Oct 2021 7:57 PM +00:00 UTC

Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Reveals How Eternals Actor Kumail Nanjiani Inspired Him To Get in Shape

There is little doubt that Kumail Nanjiani worked hard for his impressive physique in Eternals. Not surprisingly, many people have been inspired by Nanjiani's new look and that includes his co-stars in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. O'Shea Jackson Jr. has admitted that his Star Wars show castmate was a major influence when he needed to get in shape for an important role.

Jackson is currently promoting his new project Swagger and he revealed he had to get in shape for the new series. Luckily, the Straight Outta Compton star didn't have to look far for inspiration. Jackson told Collider that Nanjiani's amazing physique influenced him to take his workout routine very seriously.

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"Kumail is my dog. Kumail's really been a major motivation for me when it comes to getting in shape for Den of Thieves 2, because of just how jacked he got for Eternals," Jackson said. He then confirmed that Nanjiani also helped him with his routine so he could look his best.


"Yeah, he's got his line open for me, any questions that I need," Jackson said.

It's no surprise that Jackson was inspired by Nanjiani's appearance in Eternals. After all, fans were shocked (but in a good way) when the Stuber star unveiled his ripped body on social media. However, it's also great to know that Nanjiani was eager to help his Kenobi co-star achieve the same physique for his own project.

Although we know that Jackson and Nanjiani are part of the cast of the Star Wars series, their roles in the show remain undisclosed. Nevertheless, we're hoping that there will be more details on the new characters who will appear in the series. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will bring back Ewan McGregor as the titular Jedi as well as Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Star Wars prequel trilogy actors Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will also reprise their roles as Owen and Beru Lars, respectively. They will be joined by Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine.

Obi-Wan Kenobi will consist of six episodes which will be directed by The Mandalorian director Deborah Chow. The series has not yet been given an official release date but is already set to premiere on Disney+ in 2022.

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