As for the Instagram post that started it all, Kumail revealed the real reason behind sharing that picture, beyond just the physical aspect.
“I shared that specifically to be like, ‘Hey, I needed to change how people saw me,’ so, I could have the type of opportunities I was excited about. And those did happen!” While he’s unsure if the photos are the direct cause, he added, “Now I get those opportunities. I don’t just mean action stuff. I mean, like, now I get opportunities to play a normal guy. I was not seen as a normal guy before this.”