Simon Pegg Reveals Remarkable Body Transformation For Latest Film Role

The actor shed 9kg for his upcoming part in the thriller Inheritance.

Simon Pegg has shown off his remarkable body transformation, after undergoing an intense physical change for an upcoming role.

The British actor originally rose to fame in the likes of Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and Run Fatboy Run, but has since gone global, appearing in the rebooted Star Trek film series as well as Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and the most recent instalments of Mission: Impossible.

Simon at the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017
Simon at the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017
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For his latest role in the thriller Inheritance, Simon has been working closely with personal trainer Nick Lower for the last six months, the results of which have now been revealed.

Posting a shirtless photo of the star on Instagram, Nick revealed that Simon had dropped 9kg in six months, lowering his body fat from 12% to 8%.

The brief for this role was lean, VERY lean,” Nick wrote. “It required a specific body shape & look… 6 months of hard work has paid off and I tip my hat to you sir.”

Simon later tweeted that the intense regime had led to “occasional mild grumpiness” on his part.

Also occasional mild grumpiness...😝💪🏻

— Pegg News (@simonpegg) March 1, 2019

It was announced last year that Simon had landed the role in Inheritance, with Kate Mara co-starring and Vaughn Stein on directing duties.

Little is known of the film so far, or why it requires Simon to be quite so lean, but Variety reports that it tells the story of a wealthy father who dies, leaving his wife and daughter with a “shocking secret inheritance that threatens to… destroy their lives”.

Sounds intense.

Later this year, Simon will star in Lost Transmissions, an indie drama about a man who has schizophrenia.


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