Simon Pegg Quotes

35 Simon Pegg quotes:

"There are a lot of visual marks that have to be hit, and lines that need to be said in a right way - so there wasn't really any improvisation on the set when it came to the bulk of the script."
"We don't watch the film anymore because we've seen it so many times, so we'll introduce it, walk out and we'll come back in right about when I wake up in the morning and walk over to the shop and everything's changed."
"I think that the joke and the ghost story both have a similar set up in that you kind of set something up and pay it off with a laugh or a scare."
"The last time I played a bad guy was in Black Books and it is always fun to play a bad guy, particularly if they are really smilingly nasty."
"I loved playing Shaun, he's not that different from me."
"Also, if you watch the film once, there are lots of things that you won't get because there are punch lines in the first act, the setup to which isn't until the second act."
"Because once the word got out that we were making Shaun of the Dead, we didn't want people to think we were backtracking or changing our minds."
"The simple fact is that what you see on the screen is pretty much real."
"American audiences tend to be more expressive than British ones."
"I think at its best the American sense of humor is the same as the British sense of humor at its best, which is to be wry and ironic and self deprecating."
"The only spoof I think is the title, which was just we thought of very early on and it kind of stuck."
"In England, we don't have any guns whatsoever."
"There are actually quite high profile British TV star cameos in it that you probably wouldn't even notice, that the British wouldn't even notice, let alone the American audience."
"You don't look at each other on the subway."
"Both me and Edgar are firm believers in never underestimating or talking down to an audience, and giving an audience something to do, to give them something which is entirely up to them to enter into the film and find these hidden things and whatever."
"It's the very British thing of reserve and keeping everything shut in, that's what people do with their emotions, shut the curtains on them."
"I mean, yeah, I'm sure that Python and the other things have paved the way for a greater understanding of the British sense of humor, but I don't think it's all that different than the American sense of humor."
"We work with every one of them to see if their character wouldn't say a certain thing or if something is worded awkwardly - we work with them to rectify that."
"That's what we wanted to get across in that moment, particularly when Shaun goes to the shop when he's all hung over. He doesn't notice any of the zombies around him just because he never had before, so why should he at that point?"
"The main jokes in this film are about big things, love and life and zombies - we all get that."

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