In case you haven’t heard, Simon Pegg is kind of awesome. Shawn of the Dead was the perfect mix of zombie flick and Brit-com, the latter which I’m sure helped me stomach the gorier parts (yes, it’s a pun, get over it). Hot Fuzz (dare I say it) one-upped it’s sister film by being crazily funny and gorey and found a way to surprise the audience while still being a parody of cliched action and slasher movies. And then he was Scotty in Star Trek and my heart leapt. If my little website is half as funny as Pegg on an off-day, I am very happy.
Well, Mr. Pegg has written a book about his early life and his life as an adult (go figure). If that didn’t sell you yet, watch his plug.
Come on, he’s adorable. Go get that darn book when it comes out November 23. You in the UK are lucky jerks; it comes out October 14 for you (fine, 14 October, are you happy?).
Added bonus: Watch Pegg and some of the best actors in the United Kingdom record for the upcoming Fable 3 game.
How awesome is it to hear such profound actors (comedic and dramatic alike) sound so enthusiastic about video game characters. Pegg himself has some great points about the necessity of excellent writing and characters in video games. And Ben Kingsley approving of video game acting? Yeah, suck on that, Ebert.
The photo at the top is from Wikipedia.