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Following the completion of Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy, many fans wondered when Simon Pegg and Nick Frost would work together again. With The World's End, actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost haven't just reunited with Edgar Wright, the director that first brought the comedic duo. Me and Edgar and Nick [Frost] are not colleagues, we're friends. We go back a long time and we have a relationship that transcends work, but if.
Which, as an egotist…" Frost gives him a look: Who's the more bigheaded of the two? In fact, he has one about pretty much everything. In his memoir, Nerd Do Wellhe calls it his theory of quantum attraction. I realised after two weeks of hanging out with Nick, I really, really like this guy.
They tend to play slackers who have lost their girlfriends, their jobs or their sense of purpose — or all three.
More than anything, their films are buddy movies. And they have managed to transform their losers into winners — of sorts. The man had become so ridiculously masculine that he was metal.
You can chart the social, sexual growth of masculinity in films to the point where, like in reality TV, the ordinary person has taken over. It's interesting that women are only just beginning to get that — the female archetype is still Angelina Jolie or Megan Foxthe classic beauty.
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He was ambitious and driven; he was going to be an actor, but didn't want to be at the mercy of casting agents and directors, so he started to write his own material. Pegg says he was inhibited when he left university, paralysed by his own political correctness.
It was that kind of era. Nick had a completely different upbringing and was so much less pretentious than I had become as a student. I came out of Bristol not knowing if it was OK to call black people black people, and Nick was in the kitchen at Chiquito's making all the African staff laugh by impersonating the regions they came from.
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He looks at me dismissively. You could be a fucking Nazi and still be politically correct. Look at the BNP, they're trying to get in by being politically correct.
So I learned a lot from Nick about how to chill the hell out. I leapt from the stage…" And? Did that worry him in terms of where he was going in comedy?
I was just a waiter, and I was happy doing that. Then I met Simon and he kind of forced me into doing it. Frost would create characters to amuse his friends and one of them was Mike, a sweet if psychopathic army type who loves killing. And so Spaced was born.Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Developing New Project
The comedy, which featured Pegg, Frost and Stevenson as flatmates, was surreal, childish and very funny. Their characters were, as always, geeks.
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Pegg's Tim is an aspiring comic-book artist obsessed with skateboarding, video games and Star Wars. He is miserable because he has been dumped by his girlfriend. His friend Mike, played by Frost, has been thrown out of the Territorial Army for stealing a tank and attempting to invade Paris. Both are sorry losers. Frost and Pegg in their latest film Paul. And Steven said, 'Oh, yeah, that'd be brilliant'.
And then after he left, we'd shut the door and go 'WOO! They met when Nick worked in a Mexican restaurant with Simon's then-girlfriend.
The girlfriend didn't last - but Nick and Simon are pals who have shared nerdy enthusiasms, a flat - and even a bed. That was also uncomfortable, so we ended up sleeping the same way. I think that infuses a lot of our work too. When Simon and Jessica Hynes wrote their surreal comedy Spaced, they wrote a role especially for Nick, even though he had never appeared on TV before. There are a couple of early scenes where you can tell I'm blushing in front of the camera.
They joined forces for Hot Fuzz in before getting together again to work on Paul. Along the way, they have inspired other up-and-coming actors.
I wrote back to him and the last line of the letter read, 'Best wishes, maybe we'll work together some day'. And now we have the same agent. But making it in freezing British weather sparked the idea for Paul. Fed up with being cold, or waiting for the rain to stop, Nick and Simon decided to set their next movie somewhere warm. Yeah, it's an alien, in Area And these guys help him get home. And I drew a poster of Paul giving the finger and it said, In America, everyone's an alien'.