After revolutionising the romcom with The Big Sick, the comedy couple are back with a series about US immigrant life. They explain why it’s time for an end to the same old stories
Chatting with husband-and-wife writing duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon, it’s impossible to not address the elephant in the room: the recent photos revealing Nanjiani’s chiseled new physique for his upcoming role in Marvel’s superhero tentpole The Eternals, and his overnight transformation into an unlikely internet heartthrob. As dyed-in-the-wool comedy nerds, the pair have both got quips ready and waiting.
Gordon is first out of the blocks. “What’re you talking about? I haven’t noticed any difference. No, I’m kidding, the difference is that it’s hard for him to type on the individual keys of his computer now because of his massive, muscular hands.” Then Nanjiani chimes in, right on cue. “I will say, what has changed is that I’m the subject of mockery much more now than I was before, all of it coming from people who claim to be my loved ones.”
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon on Little America