Simon Pegg Is Unrecognisable After Getting Full On RIPPED For New Movie

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Shred.

Simon Pegg, British actor and all 'round hilarious chap, has stuned fans and family alike with his recent weight loss.

The actor, 49, spoke to GQ Hype to chat through the response to his body transformation ahead of new flick Inheritance.

He told GQ Hype: “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 the schlubby guy from Shaun Of The Dead," he added.

Simon's personal trainer shared a shot of the lean transformation earlier this year writing:

“Simon Pegg 6 month body transformation for #InheritanceMovie."

“The brief for this role was lean, VERY lean. It required a specific body shape & look.”

As for how he slimmed and trimmed? Simon told GQ Hype he trained for three month with only one day off a week.

He added: “It was a really interesting experience and because the film was delayed a bit I doubled down on the training, so by the time I got to Alabama to shoot it I looked like … Well, seemingly everyone has seen it.

“But the aftermath of that has almost been more tricky than actually training for it, because you release so many endorphins every day that when you stop what you get is an endorphin deficit and that makes you feel a little bit down.”

Image: Shaun of the Dead

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