Simon Pegg as Scotty in Star Trek Into Darkness
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Actor Simon Pegg and filmmaker J.J. Abrams go way back, with the latter having recruited the former onto Mission: Impossible III to play Benji Dunn, a role Pegg continues to play. Abrams also cast Pegg to play Scotty in 2009’s Star Trek, and these two worked together again within this sci-fi franchise on 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. After that though, Abrams dropped the Star Trek directorial reins to work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which led to Pegg feeling a little salty.

Although J.J. Abrams was still involved with 2016’s Star Trek Beyond as a producer and will carry out that same duty on the yet-to-be-titled Star Trek 4, it obviously became necessary for Star Trek to take a backseat to his work of the first entry in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. During a visit to Sirius XM’s Jim Norton & Sam Roberts, Pegg recalled to the title hosts how he felt upon learning that Abrams was directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, saying:

Well it was J.J. Abrams that was doing it…When I found out that JJ Abrams was doing Star Wars, I got an email about it. I was feeling kind of jealous, like ‘Oh, dad’s leaving us for the other kids.’ Because he directed Star Trek. He’s gonna fuck off to Star Wars now…that’s nice [sarcasm]. But then we had dinner and he said, ‘Oh, do you want to come and play a blob fish?’ I was like, ‘Sure.’



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