SXSW: ‘Silicon Valley’ star Kumail Nanjiani regrets not eating more at Franklin Barbecue

Actor/writer/comedian/extremely funny Pakistani man Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon held a press event at Franklin Barbecue the other day. They do not hesitate when asked how the food was.

“SO GREAT!” Gordon almost yells.  It is about 10 a.m. the next day. Nanjiani and Gordon are sitting down to chat about “The Big Sick,” their new movie that just played SXSW earlier in the week.

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“It was unbelievable,” Nanjiani said. “I honestly was like, you know, I ate so much, I was super full, I’m gonna regret not eating more but I was so full, I couldn’t think to eat more. And today I’m like, ‘I should have eaten more.'”

The Big Sick crew at Franklin's Barbecue in Austin at SXSW with a special guest photobomb.

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“I should have gotten a second plate,” Gordon added, “How often do you get the chance to get a second plate there? But I didn’t.”

“The pies were great,” Nanjiani said. Pause. “Now I am thinking I should have eaten more pie.”

“They almost didn’t give me the white bread,” Gordon said. “I was like, ‘Excuse me, I’m Southern. My father is a beekeeper. I will need white bread, please.”

Look for a full interview with the two of them regarding  “The Big Sick” on the Austin Movie Blog in the coming days.


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