Simon Pegg On 'Star Trek XI'

By T'Bonz
December 6, 2007 - 7:53 PM

Secrecy and security abound regarding Star Trek XI, future Scotty discovers.

As reported at Sky showbiz, working on Star Trek XI means having security nearby while reading one's part for the first time. "It's very hush-hush," explained Simon Pegg. "When I read it, I read it with a security guard near me. It's that secretive." Pegg is looking foward to his new role. "I don't know much about it yet," he said. "I'm just about to set out and start doing it. It's going to be great."

Pegg won the Ronnie Barker Writers' Guild award at the British Comedy Awards last night. The presenter, Bill Bailey, had this to say about Pegg. "You sort of forget, because he makes it very easy, how good a performer he is." Pegg was more modest in his acceptance of the award, "I feel slightly fraudulent as I've got here on the shoulders of other people: Jessica Stevenson, Edgar Wright, Nick Frost."

Simon Pegg is a veteran of British comedy, appearing in Asylum, Six Pairs of Pants, Faith in the Future, Big Train and Hippies. He co-wrote Spaced with Jessica Hynes. Pegg has worked on a J.J. Abrams film before, playing Benji Dunn on Mission Impossible III. In Band of Brothers, he played First Sergeant William Evans.

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