British funnyman Simon Pegg
has reassured Star Trek
fans by declaring the USS Enterprise
is in good hands under the leadership of director J.J. Abrams
. The Shaun of The Dead
star has signed on to play Scotty in the much-anticipated Star Trek
prequel and insists he wouldn't be in the film if he thought Trekkers would be upset by it.
He says, "Star Trek is very precious to a lot of people and they want it to be right. As a Star Trek fan, I would want the film to be made by a Star Trek fan if I wasn't in the film and it is being made by a fan. J.J. is that person and the decisions he makes are in accordance with that love, so the fans should relax."
"And, as for me playing Scotty, I'm not doing this lightly - if I start doing an impression of (original Scotty) James Doohan
, it might look like I'm making fun of him and that is the absolute last thing I would ever want. He's a legendary character and, as an actor, he created one of the most significant figures in modern sci-fi. It was daunting. I'm gonna be Scotty and I had to approach it very carefully."
And Pegg admits he's still has to pinch himself when he's on the set of the film: "You think, 'I am actually aboard The Enterprise.' That's cool."
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