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Kumail Nanjiani Wrote His Own Jokes in 'Eternals'

Kumail Nanjiani Wrote His Own Jokes in 'Eternals'

Kumail Nanjiani brought his whole family along for a special screening of his new movie, Eternals, held at the AMC Empire 25 Theater on Monday night (November 1) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actor was joined by his screenwriter wife, Emily V. Gordon, and his parents, Shabana and Aijaz Nanjiani, for the event.

In a new interview, director Chloe Zhao opened up about how she let Kumail write his own jokes as Kingo in the film.

“It’s so important to make the audiences laugh, but I find it easier to make them cry than to make them laugh,” she shared with press, adding that she gives “Kumail a lot of props for helping me with” his dialogue having a lighter touch.

Chloe adds that Kingo is, “very complex. It’s funny, [he's] always a person who likes to make the situation comfortable, but if you think about him, he has very strong beliefs and he’s not afraid to stick by them. He just goes about it a bit differently than Ikaris.”

Eternals opens in theaters on November 5.

Kumail just recently opened up about the stuntwork in the movie. See what he said here!

Click inside to see 15+ pictures of Kumail Nanjiani hosting a special screening of Eternals…

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