You can now enjoy watching Kill Me Three Times on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters. In the film, Simon Pegg plays a professional hit-man named Charlie Wolfe. The film is a dark comedy that’s a lot of fun and I highly recommend it. You can read the review HERE.
I had a chance to catch up with Simon Pegg during a round table interview and here’s a few of the highlights.
Q: Why do comedians almost always end up being great actors?
Simon Pegg: I don’t consider myself a comedian I’m an actor now. I think that people who are known for comedy work well as villains because it provides almost an extra texture and you wanna be the person fun. Evil is not funny. Evil is horrible so to soften it slightly with a degree of humor makes it something you can enjoy and not feel any kind of apathetic horror. You know Charlie he’s a professional but there’s something about his amusement in all this and that’s our amusement as well. We walk into this town and it’s a beautiful western Australian town and we see this shambles of a community, all backstabbing infighting and betraying each other. With Charlie, with the bad guy really, we just sit and say oh my god this is such a “Sh@T SHow!” It was fun to play that, it was fun to play the rationally and sensible side of the film. It’s a film made up of bad people.
Q: How many cigarettes did you have to smoke?
Simon Pegg: (Laughing) That’s a good question! I’ve never been asked that before. They where not real for starters, it was a lovely herbal blend. Not that kind of herbal blend. (Laughing) I would get nothing done. They where stinking herbal cigarettes but I used to be a smoker, so hopefully I could convey Charlie’s chain-smoking nonchalance with some degree of authenticity. But if they had been real, that would have been it. I’d have been back on them.
Q: If you could choose any country or place to film a movie, where would that be?
Simon Pegg: One of the best things about this job is traveling, and I’ve been to many, many places. I’d love to shoot in Italy. I’ve never been to Italy, which is one of my secret shames. As a European, I should have been there and I haven’t. India. I did a lot of traveling the year before last. I went to South Africa and Shanghai and Tibet. It’s always lovely to go to new places and shoot movies. One of the great things about shooting in Western Australia, as I said, was I had never been there before, and down the coast, Margaret River, it’s just such an incredible setting. And you get to do your job, but in a whole new context, and see great stuff. There are few places on Earth I wouldn’t want to shoot, apart from dangerous places.
Here is the storyline for the film.
A mercurial assassin (Simon Pegg) discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hit-man finds himself unraveling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.
Kill Me Three Times is currently showing in theaters and is available on iTunes and On Demand. The film stars Simon Pegg, Steve Le Marquand, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Sullivan Stapleton, Luke Hemsworth, Callan Mulvey and Bryan Brown. James McFarland wrote the screenplay, while Kriv Stenders directs.