When it came to celebrating his wedding anniversary, Kumail Nanjiani really messed up! A guest presenter, Rob McElhenney, spoke with the 44-year-old Eternals actor on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night (August 8).
Kumail said during the interview that he had forgotten to get a present for his wife, Emily V. Gordon, on the occasion of their 15th wedding anniversary.
Kumail Nanjiani said, “My wife and I just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. Does it seem like we accomplished anything noteworthy? That’s right; we were having some serious time at the office. She’s the show’s producer, and I was just on set for the Chippendales scene. And so, she was like, “Let’s not buy each other anything,” weeks in advance.
According to Kumail, he and Emily, 43, reaffirmed their no-gift agreement many times in the weeks preceding up to their anniversary. But just before the party he found out that Emily had really gotten him a present.
The night before his and his wife’s wedding anniversary, Kumail recounted, he was in bed since he had to be at work at 5 a.m. the following day. “Just as I nod off, a pal sends me a text. “Hey, big secret, I have two pieces of awful news for you: one, she bought you something, and two, it’s very fantastic,” she says.
So I go into a tailspin, you know, because I haven’t gotten a present yet, and I’m a man of my word,” Kumail said. But the following morning, I woke up in a state of panic. When I arrive at the office, my first thought is, “What will I buy her? What am I going to get her?”
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Later, Kumail took a break from his panic to play “Framed,” one of his favorite mobile games, in which the player is shown a still picture from a film and must identify the movie from which it is taken.
He was playing the game on his anniversary when he discovered a picture from his film The Big Sick, which he co-wrote with Emily. As Kumail said, “I suggested, ‘Emily, you should play ‘Framed’ today. She then wished him well and said, “I know, happy anniversary.”
Even though Kumail was ecstatic to hear that their movie would be included in the game, he later revealed that he was disappointed that Emily had broken their no-gifts agreement.
She’s spoiled my day in three different ways,” Kumail said. You can’t compare my film to their blockbusters. The second reason is that I was sure today would be fantastic since the universe confirmed it. Now everything seems to be telling me that my wife is untrustworthy. Thirdly, I need to get an anniversary gift for her. Kumail said that on their anniversary, he “bought her a book about birds” for Emily.