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Simon Pegg: Pike's fillets stuck to me

Simon Pegg felt like he could tell his Hector and the Search for Happiness co-star Rosamund Pike anything after they had difficulty during a love scene.

The actors star together in Hector and the Search for Happiness and had to record while almost naked.

The problems they experienced left Simon happy to open up to her about anything.

"We had to do quite a graphic love scene,” he told the latest edition of British Glamour magazine. “You wear these modesty things that cover your bits and for women you'll wear ones on the ends of your boobs so you don't look naked. They were like chicken fillets and one kept sticking to me.”

The motion picture, which also stars Toni Collette, tells the tale of a psychiatrist who searches the globe to find the secret of contentment.

It is released in cinemas next year.

“Once you've done that with someone, you can really talk about anything," Simon giggled.

The 43-year-old star is known for his wacky roles in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Spaced.

In real life it seems he had an adventurous personality from a young age.

"Once at university I remember trying to cross the River Avon - the bit that's outside the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon,” he recalled. “It was drained, and it looked like it was near the bottom, but it wasn't it was about six foot of stinking mud and I jumped in and disappeared up to my chest.

“It was disgusting, and I was so ill. That was a memorable one."

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