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Simon Pegg: I'm not a nerdy man-child

Simon Pegg: I'm not a nerdy man-child

Simon Pegg isn't a "nerdy man-child".

The 45-year-old Brit, who is writing the much-anticipated sci-fi movie 'Star Trek 3', has claimed the public's perception of him doesn't quite chime with the reality.

He said: "I'm not quite the nerdy man-child that everyone thinks I am.

"I mean, I still love genre cinema, and I'm very excited to be in the Star Trek films. But at home I'm not this toy-collecting, comic-book reading, video gaming ... I'm just not, y'know?

"And I'm kind of feeling like it's time to move on from that, like that phase of my life might be coming to an end. I'd quite like to do some more films that aren't necessarily, er ... set in space."

Meanwhile, Simon also claimed that his marriage to Maureen Pegg - with whom he has a daughter, Matilda - has stopped him from "floating off in to la-la-land".

He told the Sunday Times newspaper: "It's important to have one sane person in the relationship. Actors and actresses tend to be ... a little unhinged.

"You get two fragile egos in a relationship and it's a recipe for disaster. Maureen is just a rock. She totally gets it all and keep incredibly grounded. I don't get to float off into la-la land."