Touring Australia with two major blockbusters being released in December from Paramount, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. We were lucky enough to sit down at a roundtable with Simon Pegg when he visited Sydney.
We chat with Mr. Pegg on working with Tom Cruise, his expansion of the role of Benji, the experience of working in motion capture and the giddy thrills of Nazis melting and fulfilling a dream of working with Steven Spielberg and holding onto cinema as an art form. He also let slip some details about the upcoming conclusion to the so-called “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy”, The World’s End.
If you hear a yelp, followed by lots of laughing, fear not! We didn’t attack the actor. Instead, it was director Brad Bird, who we spoke with earlier in the day, sneaking back into the room to pull Simon Pegg off his chair as part of a practical joke. If only we’d been filming it!