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Pegg and Frost's eventful trip

Published 18/02/2011 | 09:16

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play sci-fi nerds in new film Paul
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play sci-fi nerds in new film Paul

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have revealed their road trip across America was almost more eventful than their new comedy Paul.

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The Hot Fuzz stars - who play sci-fi geeks who accidentally meet an alien while on holiday - went on a tour of America to find inspiration before writing the script.

Simon revealed: "So much happened to us on that trip that's in the film. We hit a bird, we got slightly terrorised by some weird guys at a motel."

Nick added: "We had barbecues every night."

But the pair admitted they got more than they bargained for when they started their trip.

Nick said: "You look at it on a map and think, 'All right, we can probably do that in three or four days'. Then after a day's driving for 10 or 11 hours, you've only gone 300 miles and you've got to travel 2,000 miles."

And shooting Paul in New Mexico had its challenges too.

Simon said: "It's one of the most changeable places in the world.

"It would be blazing sunshine one minute and 20 minutes later there'd be hailstones the size of golf balls."

:: Paul is released in cinemas on Monday, February 14

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