Kumail Nanjiani wishes he could work with Chloe Zhao “for the rest of [his] career”.
The 43-year-old actor was very impressed with all elements of the filmmaker’s direction on “Eternals” and he thinks she has a lot of depth and expertise that many people don’t expect because of her. previous work.
He told SFX magazine, “If I only worked with Chloe Zhao for the rest of my career, I would be delighted.
“People think his films before ‘Eternals’ are these intimate character pieces.
“They are, but they’re also epic in so many ways.
“I was surprised how good she was in action too. I didn’t know that about Chloe until I met her, but she is a huge fan of comics and a huge nerd. – she spoke at Marvel conferences before signing on to make a Marvel movie.
The ‘Silicon Valley’ actor admitted that ‘Eternals’ wasn’t just the most important thing he ever did, it was one of the greatest movies ever to make. But even though he felt “very groomed” on set, he insisted that “actual work” wasn’t much different.
When asked if ‘Eternals’ felt like it was on a different scale when he was working on it, he replied, “I think that’s an understatement because it’s by far the biggest. thing I have ever done – this is one of the greatest been done.
“It’s different in the sense that the shoot is much longer. I’ve done other movies that run for three or four weeks and that’s it, and movies where you don’t have a trailer and you all hang out in the same room.
“With this you certainly feel very groomed and the food is much better.
“But the actual job when you’re in front of the camera doesn’t seem that different. “