Simon Pegg is looking radically… different? A picture of the usually perfectly average bodied actor was posted online ahead of the release of his new film Inheritance, which shows him looking positively… I’m not sure “ripped” is the right word, or whatever the word is for looking like he has forgone acting to live in a backwoods Pennsyltucky trailer park where he spends his days and nights scratching imaginary spiders off of his face and binge eating Skittles. Simon has either gotten the hot Neville Longbottom treatment or the hot mess Aaron Carter treatment. Either way, like the Shibu Inu 6 cameras (but not as cute) I dare you to try and turn away from this photo.
Entertainment Weekly posted the transformation photo from Simon’s personal trainer Nick Lowe, who was instructed to give Simon a “lean, VERY lean” look for Inheritance, a new thriller also starring Lily Collins. In six months, Simon went from the Simon we all know and love to this:
Also occasional mild grumpiness…??? https://t.co/d1V9OedEo6
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) March 1, 2019
No shit Simon had “occasional mild grumpiness“. Poor man was probably starved for the past six months only to end up looking like Christian Bale in The Machinist when he was probably tricked into believing that this transformation would turn him into Jason Momoa. I’d be grumpy as shit too if all I could eat was the scent of other people’s breakfasts for half of a year and end up looking like it.
Hopefully Simon’s contract for Inheritance stipulates that he doesn’t have to do any press on top of releasing this skinny buff photo of himself, which is probably all anyone will want to talk about anyway. Instead of sitting for interviews for the next few weeks while the rest of the cast hits the red carpet, Simon should be allowed to stay behind in the hotels and hit every buffet on offer to make up for lost time. Then he should cross the street and hit every Sizzler buffet available. In fact, all the hotels should be booked across the street from Sizzlers- only the best as a reward for Simon’s method starvation dedication. Order will restore in the Universe only when the poor fellow shows up to the premiere showcasing his reverse transformation back to his normal Zombie fighting weight.