Simon Pegg Remains Down To Earth
Simon Pegg in many ways has taken over from Hugh Grant in the world of British Comedy – and like Grant has established himself in the USA too. However despite his recent turn as Scotty in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie that will hit the world’s cinemas next year – Pegg is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.
In a recent interview for Total Film Magazine the actor revealed his take on the world of Hollywood Celebrity.
“I understand how you can change, but as long as you always appreciate that it’s a facile thing, then you’ll stay on top of it,” he says.
“You want to continue to work and you want to continue to work with the best people and inevitably you sort of move up and start working on bigger films and it’s very difficult to say, ‘I’d better not do that because it will make me famous.’”
Of course fame like everything else has its limitations. A lack of privacy is one thing – but not being able to clue fans in on the new Star Trek movie is another. When asked about the new movie tha actor laughed and teased us all with the following.
“I have a Paramount bomb injected into my neck so if I mention anything to do with it, it will explode!” he chuckles. “I’ve never been on any film that’s so secretive. I had to travel to set in a covered golf buggy wearing a cloak so you couldn’t see my uniform. Somebody got a shot of Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, so after that it was just lockdown.”
Many fans have been concerned about how the actor will portray Scotty – some who are worried that he will turn Scotty into a sarcastic slacker – and Pegg is very keen to address these fan concerns.
“I think people are worried I’m going to undermine the franchise by being outwardly comic, but I hope I can put their minds at rest and tell them I’m approaching it with complete and utter dedication to the original.”
You can read much more of this interview with Simon Pegg where he talks about his new movie How To lose Friends And Alienate People in the current issue of Total Film Magazine.