Simon Pegg Helped Shape Episode VII’s Story

Posted by on August 14, 2015 2:30 pm
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Simon Pegg Helped Shape Episode VII’s Story

Simon Pegg has often been seen as controversial to Star Wars fans due to his persistent dislike of the “prequel” movies. Now it seems he has had a heavier hand in shaping the direction of “The Force Awakens” than people thought.

 

JJ Abrams said, “He was a wonderful partner in crime to kick the story around and ask questions and come up with ideas, and he was an incredibly helpful part of the process for all of us. I’m very grateful.”

 

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“He was a sounding board,” Abrams continues. “He would drop by the set because he wanted to, and when he could, he would help… We could talk about things, and he was a perfect combination of incredibly smart screenwriter, fan of the series, critical fan of the series, and friend of mine – but not just blindly supportive. He was an honest, critical friend. And he wasn’t so close to it that he became immune to things. He would come in with fresh eyes and very smart ideas. He’s one of a handful of people along the way that has been really priceless.”

 

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