Watch: Simon Pegg Talks Star Trek Bonding With ‘Hector’ Co-Star Christopher Plummer


On Friday September 19th Simon Pegg’s new movie Hector and the Search for Happiness opens in the USA. Among Pegg’s co-stars in the film is veteran actor Christopher Plummer (aka Chang from Star Trek VI). And in one of the promotional videos, Pegg talks about how he bonded with Plummer over Star Trek. Watch the clip below. 

Pegg Bonds With Hector Co-star Plummer over ‘Star Trek’

One of the official press kit videos for Hector and the Search for Happiness includes a tidbit of Simon Pegg talking about working with Christopher Plummer and how the two bonded over Star Trek.

Hector and the Search for Happiness opens in the USA on Friday. Here is an official synopsis:

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, Hector and the Search for Happiness is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom, starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.




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Hmm. Scotty and Chang. What a Combo.

Simon has a lot of movies lately.

Bill Shatner was Christopher Plummer’s understudy when they were both little-known repertory actors doing Shakespeare, as I recall reading. Or maybe I confusing things a bit. But it’s nice to think they might have been.


That’s true, Hat Rick. Shatner had to go on for Plummer one night when he fell ill.

Shatner got glowing reviews for his performance that night and a career was born.

Chang was so much better in Klingon Academy!