Actor Kumail Nanjiani recently opened up about his experience with harsh movie critics and the impact it had on him. During an interview on the "Inside of You" podcast, Nanjiani revealed that the negative reviews for his Marvel film, "Eternals," were so overwhelming that he sought therapy to cope with the criticism.
According to Nanjiani, he was deeply affected by the unfavorable reviews and took to reading every single think piece about the movie. This obsessive behavior not only took a toll on his mental health but also on his personal life. The actor admitted that it was unfair to both himself and his wife, Emily, and realized that he needed to make some changes.
Nanjiani still believes that he is dealing with the aftermath of this experience, as he shared that his wife thinks he has trauma from it. He also attributes the negative reception of "Eternals" to the surrounding atmosphere and zeitgeist at the time of its release.
Despite the rough patch, Nanjiani maintains that the film itself is solid and stands on its own merits. It seems that he has learned valuable lessons from the experience and has found solace in therapy.