If you’re a fan of Simon Pegg and have been waiting for anything new from the gifted comedian….this is a good week. That’s because his new movie “Run Fat Boy Run” gets released this Friday!
The story is Dennis (Simon Pegg) was at the altar and about to marry Libby (Thandie Newton), his pregnant fiancée. He suddenly gets cold feet and decides to run for it. Year’s later, when Dennis discovers Libby’s hooked up with high-flying-go-getter Whit (Hank Azaria), he realizes it’s now or never. He decides to enter a marathon to show he’s more than a quitter but then finds out just how much sweat, strain and tears it takes to run for 26 miles. Nobody gives him a chance but Dennis knows this is his only hope to more than a running joke.
Anyway, to help promote the movie I was able to interview both Thandie Newton and Simon Pegg. I actually interviewed both of them this morning, so these interviews are as fresh as they can be.
While some interviews can be boring and by the book, I asked Thandie about the practical jokes (read this) she tried to pull on Simon and got some VERY good answers. Trust me, you’ll laugh listening to the stories.
But before watching the interview, if you’d like to see some clips from “Run Fat Boy Run,” you can watch them here. And with that…here’s Thandie.
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We talk about her being a practical joker on set. She tells some very funny stories about trying to get Simon.