By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Joblo
While there are some who have to try out for a given role, it turns out that Simon Pegg was just the man Abrams wanted to play Scotty in Star Trek.
Simon Pegg Discusses His Star Trek Casting Call
The good people at Joblo caught up with Pegg while he was promoting Run Fatboy Run and got the funnyman to say a few words about how he came upon being Scotty.
As for how it all came about, Pegg says he was aware of the rumors that James McAvoy (WANTED) was in talks for the part but one day he turned on his phone and there was an e-mail from director JJ Abrams. "It was just one sentence, it said, ‘Would you like to be Scotty?'" It would seem like a pretty easy decision put Pegg says he actually took a lot of time to think about it. "I agonized over it for a couple of days, ‘should I do this, is this the right thing for me to do?’ And eventually I decided it was because, you know, I love my job and my job is pretty much as much as I can about having fun. And this seemed to be a really fun thing to do."