Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Simon Pegg's role revealed

He will play a 'rather troll-like angry-looking oaf'

Christopher Hooton
Monday 30 November 2015 16:11
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg’s cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been uncovered thanks to some very eagle-eyed fans.

We previously saw an image of the Star Trek actor partially in costume, which proved enough to match him to a new character seen this week in (yet another) TV spot.

The behind-the-scenes footage sees director JJ Abrams and actress Daisy Ridley joking with the portly alien, assumed to be Pegg given the similarity in costume.

It was a great spot by Slashfilm, and, if more proof were needed, Pegg previously said of his minor character: “He's rather troll-like.. an angry-looking oaf [with a] huge downturned nose.”

Fans of Pegg will be pleased that Abrams managed to sneak him into the film, while others will be relieved that he isn’t taking a substantial ‘bumbling Brit’ role in it like he did in the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible franchises.

With The Force Awakens shooting not far from Spectre at one point, rumours circulated that Daniel Craig would also be contributing a cameo as a Stormtrooper (a role he was born for, so powerful is his walk), but the actor has since dismissed them.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to see the biggest box office opening in history, and hits UK and US cinemas on 17 and 18 December respectively.

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