”I was just blown away by Simon’s sense of humour – but also by his acting skills. He wasn’t just funny. He was also surprisingly emotional and convincing. I remember thinking, ‘holy s—-, this guy can probably do anything’.” Abrams accordingly cast Pegg in his M:I III “because selfishly I wanted to meet that guy. And I knew he would make any scene he was in better.” J.J. Abramsǀ ‘How Simon Pegg became a big fish’ by The Telegraph.