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Sunday 20 April 2014

Pegg: I’m Paltrow’s muffin man

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg often brings Gwyneth Paltrow’s family baked goods when he visits their home.

Simon is godfather to the actress’ s nine-year-old daughter Apple with Coldplay singer Chris Martin.

He has revealed that pastries are his secret to keeping his famous friends happy and while Gwyneth may be known for her strict exercise and dieting regime, Simon insists her brood love to eat.

"Muffins," he told People magazine about how he stays on the right side of the Hollywood star. "Any kind of gift basket, maybe some toiletries.

"They eat anything, believe me," he laughed "I go around there with a bag of éclairs every time I see them. They scoff 'em down, and I don't even get any."

Simon is crazy about his four-year-old daughter Matilda and was overcome with emotion when his musician pal Chris serenaded the little girl at birth.

"[Chris] sang a song for [Matilda] in Berlin when she was born," he revealed. "He dedicated one of the songs, and I was really chuffed about it.

"She's amazing. She's the centre of my life, and I value spending time with her more than anything. She's the best."

The British funnyman co-wrote and stars in The World's End - a comedy about a group of friends who reunite for a pub crawl and unwittingly becoming humankind's only hope for survival.

He especially loved playing his character, Gary King in the movie because he got to wear Goth clothes.

“It was my favourite character to play, not least because I got to dress like I did when I was 18,” he told the Los Angeles Times.

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