Simon Pegg is doing the rounds this week for Run, Fatboy, Run, but there’s a lot more on his plate than David Schwimmer’s movie. Pegg’s got the looming behemoth of Star Trek, in which he appears as Scotty; the tragedy of McSpaced; the DVD release of the cherished original show; as well as a few other projects. Quint at AICN has a good chat with Pegg that covers all of the above. You can read the full transcript here, but the true talking points are below.
On Trek and Scotty:
One thing I didn’t want to do is an impression of James Doohan, because I wouldn’t want anyone to think I was making fun of him, you know?
…my intention was to take it as James did when he first picked up the script, and just say “Okay, he’s a physics genius, he’s an engineer, he’s from Scotland…” and approach the character like that and to have my interpretation of it.
On the North American DVD release of Spaced:
We had Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, and Matt Stone with us to do special new commentaries and I think Edgar is going to do a couple more on the episodes we didn’t get to with other people as well, so I think it’s going to be very clear to anyone that SPACED has a huge following in America already and that pleases us.
[The DVD arrives] in July. We will be at COMIC CON in conjunction with the release.
Finally, on appearing in Scott Pilgrim:
I don’t know. Me and Edgar are really funny when we do stuff apart.
…I think he also needs to establish himself as a director that doesn’t just do one as much as I and Nick do as actors and also there’s the dangers, as I have said in the past, of becoming his Bruce Campbell and everyone going “Oh it’s the bit with Simon Pegg, do you remember him?”
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