11 Questions: Simon Pegg on George Romero’s phone call and holding Carrie Fisher in his arms

In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee.

Once described by Michael Ian Black as “the nerdiest nerd ever to nerd out about nerdiness,” Simon Pegg is known by many fictional alter egos—Tim from Spaced, Scotty from Star Trek, Benji from Mission Impossible, or any number of characters from his cinematic collaborations with Edgar Wright—but he can currently be found playing hit man Charlie Wolfe in the Australian black comedy Kill Me Three Times, in theaters now.

1. What’s the worst job you ever had?

Simon Pegg: Packing animal feed in a warehouse in Gloucestershire when I was a student. It was a very strange environment. It was hung heavy with oat dust, the place was infested with mice, and everyone who worked there was over 60, and I was 18 …

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