“It’s unlike any feeling I’ve ever experienced.”

Eternals is one of the most talked-about movies in Hollywood right now and it stars Brian Tyree Henry as one of the film’s titular heroes.

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Brian plays Phastos, one of the smartest people in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and a genius inventor.

But when the 39-year-old actor was first approached about the role by director Chloé Zhao and producer Nate Moore, Brian had some reservations, specifically concerning his physique.

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Brian revealed during a press conference, “I remember the first time that they were like, ‘So, we want you to be a superhero.’ I was like, ‘Cool. How much weight do I have to lose?'”

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To which Chloé responded, “What are you talking about? We want you exactly as you are.”

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Brian couldn’t help but reflect on how much that moment meant to him: “To be a Black man, to have someone look at you and say, ‘We want you exactly the way you are,’ is unlike anything that I’ve ever felt.”

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This triggered memories for him, like when 11-year-old Brian would hang superhero posters in his locker hoping that “one day there would be somebody representing me and the way that I am.”

“I truly believe that that moment started when I sat …….

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/morganmurrell/eternals-brian-tyree-henry-phastos-weight

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