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Kumail Nanjiani Recalls Trying to Do His Own Stunts on 'Eternals'

Kumail Nanjiani Recalls Trying to Do His Own Stunts on 'Eternals'

Kumail Nanjiani is sharing some behind the scenes secrets about the making of Eternals.

The 43-year-old actor stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday and discussed what it was like doing his own stunts for the Marvel blockbuster.

Click inside to find out what he said…

When asked if he did his own stunts on the film, Kumail replied: “Well, I tried.”

“There’s the big scene in the movie where I have to sort of do like 10 different moves and then shoot the bad guy, when I trained, they were like, ‘Just do it one step at a time, because we’ll just do one shot, you set up, do another shot, we’ll string it together,’” he explained.

“And then Chloe [Zhao], the director, on the day was like, ‘This should be one shot, so there’s no edits,’” he continued. “I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s going to look really cool, but now I have to figure out how to do this.’”

Kumail said that the shot involved him sliding under something, telling Ellen, ““And I did it about 30 times. It’s really, like, embarrassing, because there are people just watching you, trying to make their Saturday night, and out of 30 times … the last two I nailed.”

He added, “But then I walked by the same set a couple weeks later and I saw a guy dressed as me doing it again, and I was like, ‘All right, do what you gotta do. Make it look good.’”

Check out the full clip below!

Kumail recently opened up about what it was like preparing for the film.

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