Simon Pegg Addresses 'Weird' Reaction From Fans After His Body Transformation

Simon Pegg has addressed what he describes as a 'weird' response to pictures he shared in which he looks surprisingly ripped.

The Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz star's personal trainer Nick Lower recently shared some pictures of his - and, of course, Simon's - handiwork.

It's fair to say that the 49-year-old looks in pretty good nick. It would seem like the personal trainer sessions are really paying off.

Yep, he's been working out alright. Credit: Instagram
Yep, he's been working out alright. Credit: Instagram

Anyway, being a celebrity, people have got some pretty out-there and polarised opinions regarding Simon's transformation from dadbod to ripped. Some folks have said that he's looking great, others say he looks ill.

Why anyone has to say anything is beyond reason, to be honest.

The original post said: "#SimonPegg 6 month body transformation for #InheritanceMovie The brief for this role was lean, VERY lean. It required a specific body shape & look."

There you go, it's for a role.

Simon is in training for 'Inheritance'. Credit: PA
Simon is in training for 'Inheritance'. Credit: PA

Anyway, in a recent interview with GQ Hype, Pegg spoke out about the reaction to his personal trainer's picture.

The Star Trek actor said: "The response from that picture was so weird.

"Some people said, 'You look ill,' which is what my wife thought. Others were saying, 'Well done'. And the thing is, it wasn't meant to be an aspirational thing.

"It was a snapshot that my trainer took and I really didn't expect the furore that followed. All I can think of is that people still think of me as that schlubby guy from Shaun of the Dead."

Obviously, it takes a lot of hard work to get yourself that toned. There's not an ounce of fat on the guy, by the looks of things.

Tips? Well, it's hard work, basically. Credit: PA
Tips? Well, it's hard work, basically. Credit: PA

So, has he got any tips?

Listen up.

To start with, you've got to commit to it and not cheat. Oh, and chuck the booze. That's a no-brainer too.

He added: "So Nick and I developed this plan to give me that body shape and it was a lot of work. I trained for three months with only one day off a week. Obviously nutrition was a big part of that, too.

"Nick always says you can't outrun a bad diet and that is completely true. No matter how many sit-ups you do, you'll never get a six-pack if you don't manage your macro-nutrients properly."

Yeah, maybe once summer is over.

In total, Simon has shed 19lbs of body weight and reduced to eight percent body fat. It's just through nutrition, strength and circuit training, and core training.

Oh, and having a personal trainer. That also helps, too.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

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