Simon Pegg was "irked" over Star Trek role
By digital spy
Simon Pegg has J.J. Abrams when it comes to boosting his blockbuster career, but he had a somewhat unusual reaction to being offered the role of Scotty in Star Trek.
The actor first worked with the Star Wars director in Mission: Impossible 3 before taking on the role of the Starship Enterprise engineer.
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And although he was naturally delighted to adopt such an icon, he somehow hoped that he would be offered the role at dinner. Not in a random email.
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"I got off a plane, a flight from New York back to London. And opened my phone and there was an email from JJ saying 'Do you want to play Scotty?' And I was almost upset about it, "he said to Cinemablend.
"The persistence annoyed me," he laughed. "Because you can't just throw the ball into my field and expect me to hit it back. I need some time to think about it.
"But of course three or four days later I said:" Yes, of course! "But it just felt like he was just giving me this tremendous opportunity and I wanted dinner and a movie."
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For his short part as Unkar Plutt in Star Wars, however, it was a different story when the actor was offered the role at dinner this time.
"Oddly, when he did, he offered me the role in Star Wars, he took me out to dinner, and offered me dinner. [Sic]"
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