I’ve already discussed (read: posted videos about) my love of Spaced here before, but we’re watching the second series at the moment and it’s reminded me of my love of something else: Simon Pegg.
I’m mocked for this by my girlfriend fairly regularly, but I don’t care; there’s something about the material he writes and the little mannerisms in his acting (more often his comedy acting, it has to be said) that just appeal to me. I’ve watched Shaun of the Dead, Spaced and Hot Fuzz more times that I’d dare to count, but those daft expressions and pop-culture references still make me laugh like the first time I saw them.
He’s not alone in the “Actors I’m a Bit Obsessed With” category, though: Paul Rudd is another actor that I’m almost guaranteed to enjoy, regardless of the quality of the film. David Schwimmer also very rarely disappoints for me too, but as my girlfriend has never referred to him as my “Man Crush”, I don’t think he’s in the same league as the other two.
There, I said it; I have an unhealthy love of Simon Pegg and Paul Rudd. That feels like a weight has been lifted, and I know I’m not alone. Right? RIGHT?!