Simon Pegg SHOCKS crowd after foul-mouthed response to a fan’s question about ‘Hot Fuzz 2’

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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At the London Literary Festival, actor Simon Pegg stunned the audience with an unexpected response to a fan during a Q&A session for Nick Frost’s new book, “A Slice Of Fried Gold: Taste My Memories,” at the Royal Festival Hall. The fan had inadvertently crossed a line concerning the ongoing Hollywood actors’ strike, prompting Pegg’s sharp reaction.

Pegg, known for his roles in hit films like “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun Of The Dead”, initially warned the audience about the restrictions due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Pegg stated that he and Nick Frost wouldn’t be able to answer questions about his film and television work.

However, when a daring fan shouted out, “Hot Fuzz 2?!” in reference to the much-anticipated sequel to the 2007 comedy action film, Pegg did not hold back. In response, he fired back with a curt, “F*** you! What did I just say?” The unexpected outburst left attendees in disbelief.

The duo appeared together for a Q&A session in order to promote Nick’s new book.

Pegg Leaves the Audience In Shock

An eyewitness reported to the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential, “It was a bit uncalled for. We know he has to take the strikes seriously, but there was no need for him to use such an expletive at that poor fan.”

The ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, which began on July 14, has led to a halt in film and TV production, impacting the industry significantly. Actors, including Pegg, are advocating for better pay. The demands are linked to issues such as the use of AI and streaming.

Despite the challenges posed by the strike, Simon Pegg is still making waves in the entertainment industry. Fans can anticipate his return in the upcoming “Mission: Impossible” film, scheduled for release in the summer of 2025. The eighth instalment of the franchise was postponed for a year due to the prolonged actors’ strike.

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