Not all roles are created equally.
Within the new restricted sequence Welcome to Chippendales, premiering Nov. 22 on Hulu, Kumail Nanjiani performs Somen ‘”Steve”‘ Banerjee, the real-life founding father of the enduring male dance revue.
It is a story that is as surprising as it’s compelling—and it is one which Kumail could not consider was truly true.
“One of many first conversations I had with Robert Siegel, our creator, he advised me he had the eight episode breakdown,” Kumail defined solely to E! Information. “He was like, ‘And in episode 4, this occurs. In episode 5, this occurs.’ I stored stopping him to be like, ‘Did that basically occur?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, that is all actual.'”
So, Kumail knew what needed to be finished.
“My response was, ‘I’ve to do that. I’ve to play this character who does all these wild issues as a result of I need to work out the right way to play him in a means that is sensible,”’ he stated. “I used to be simply actually excited. On the finish when he was finished speaking, I used to be like, ‘Nicely. I’ve no selection. I’ve to do that.'”