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Kumail Nanjiani Claims He Needed Therapy After Terrible Reviews For His ‘Eternals’ Movie

As most of you probably know, Kumail Nanjiani got ripped to star in a Marvel film titled The Eternals back in 2021. The dude got jacked and put in months of hard work in the gym.

Sadly, the movie was a flop. It’s one of the worst reviewed Marvel movies with a 47% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is pretty surprising because it had a lot of heavy hitters in it, including Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Brian Tyree Henry and Angelina Jolie.

During a recent interview with Michael Rosenbaum, the 45-year-old actor revealed the negative reviews actually put him in a really negative headspace.

I had the best time doing that movie, and I realized this is how work should feel like. However, when that movie came out and the reviews weren’t good, that was very, very tough for me and I realized that too much of how I’m evaluating what I want to do is based on the result of what other people think of it.

He said it was tough for everyone who worked on the movie because Marvel thought it was going to be this massive hit.

So they lifted the embargo really early and they also put it in some fancy movie festivals and they sent us on a big global tour promoting the movie right as the embargo lifted. So we had to travel the world while they thought we’d be going on a wave of raves and it wasn’t true. The reviews were really bad.

And he read nearly every single one of them. He couldn’t get enough of them. The only way to break the cycle was to start therapy…

It was really hard, and that was when I thought it was unfair to me and unfair to [my wife] Emily, and I can’t approach my work this way anymore. Some s— has to change, so I started counseling. I still talk to my therapist about that.

Hey. We’re all for people getting therapy! Most everyone could benefit from some good therapy sessions, but damn, that’s the thing that led you to therapy? Your movie got bad reviews? He doesn’t have any childhood trauma like the rest of us?