The star and his pal Nick Frost employed an all-American cast for their latest movie, Paul, and Pegg fears more directors in his native Britain will be forced to trade their homeland for Hollywood after the country's Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the closure of the UK Film Council last year (10).
He tells the Daily Express, "There are British actors, technicians, writers and directors (in Hollywood). You can't blame them as that's where there's work. We struggle here (in Britain). We don't have a film industry.
"We have a lot of talented individuals trying to get films made through private investment, or through trying to beg from the lottery, but not from the Film Council any more because that's being dissolved. So, you go where there is creation and industry and America has that... I don't think the answer is to just leave but it's a shame that we can't get stuff made here."
"We shared a single bed. I was staying at his place on the floor and that was too uncomfortable, so we slept top-to-tail. That was also uncomfortable, so we ended up sleeping the same way." Actor SIMON PEGG recalls how close his friendship with NICK FROST became when he moved in with the star to save money.
"Up until 10 years ago, I had no ambition at all. I was happy being a waiter. I was a good waiter and that was it. If I had any thought at all about working in the media it would probably have been as a novelist." SHAUN OF THE DEAD star NICK FROST never longed for the spotlight.
The stars' new comedy, which also features Sigourney Weaver, sees them befriend an alien on the run from a secret military base.
They headed on a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland to research their roles - and were delighted when bosses at Universal Pictures picked up the tab for their journey.
Pegg says, "We did the road trip initially as a way of getting a free holiday out of Universal but it was an incredibly inspiring time and a lot of what happened on that trip, we fed into the script. It was a great adventure."
Frost adds, "It is work but you're also with your best mate, Sigourney Weaver's there and you're driving an RV in the desert and it's beautiful and the food's great too."
SIMON COWELL's hit British series THE X FACTOR was named Best Talent Show at the National Television Awards in London on Wednesday night (26Jan11). Other winners at the ceremony included veteran actor DAVID JASON, who took the Best Drama Performance honour for his role in A TOUCH OF FROST, while veteran entertainer BRUCE FORSYTH was handed the Special Recognition Award.
The actress has become one of Hollywood's hottest properties since landing her role as Betty Draper in the retro series, which is set in the world of 1960s advertising.
And Jones admits she was fearful about heading back to the past again to play telepathic Emma Frost in the comic book prequel, because the X-Men role is set in the same decade as Mad Men.
She tells the Los Angeles Times, "When I heard that this instalment of X-Men was going to take place in the '60s I was like, 'Oh my God, you must be kidding me!'. But I read the script and familiarised myself with the character of Emma Frost. She’s so, so far from Betty and from Mad Men, and it takes place in that time but it doesn’t feel like a period movie."
However, Jones admits she still has one reservation - her character's skimpy wardrobe: "It's a lot of very body-conscious stuff. If you look at the comic book, she’s barely dressed. She’s got quite the bod, which is very intimidating."
The Moon star has been dating actress Leslie Bibb since 2007 after they met while he was filming Frost/Nixon in Los Angeles, and they later appeared together onscreen in Iron Man 2.
But even though he is enjoying the romance, Rockwell has no plans to exchange vows with his partner.
He tells the New York Post, "I've never been married. I have a steady girlfriend I'm going with (for) three years. Will I get married? Who knows? Probably not."
The Frost/Nixon star, who was previously married to Kate Beckinsale, reportedly met the Sherlock Holmes actress at a party earlier this year (10) to celebrate the release of his movie Beautiful Boy.
They sparked further speculation about a possible union after they were spotted holding hands in Toronto, Canada in October (10) - and now they have gone public with their relationship.
The pair was photographed kissing and hugging at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday before McAdams had to catch a flight.
The couple, which met on the set of 1994 movie Shopping, wed in 1997 and had three kids together, sons Rafferty, 14, and eight-year-old Rudy, as well as daughter Iris, 10.
Their marriage crumbled and they divorced in 2003, but have since gone on to forge a friendship for the sake of the children - and they both turned out to support their local London area Primrose Hill's traditional Christmas fete and lighting ceremony on Sunday.
The Alfie actor, who is currently dating Sienna Miller, wrapped up warm against the wintry weather in a beanie hat and scarf as he watched the festivities with Frost and their children.
Laurie Bembenek passed away on Saturday (20Nov10) due to complications from hepatitis C and kidney failure, according to the New York Post.
She quit modeling and became a police officer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but hit headlines again when she was convicted of murdering her then-husband, Milwaukee Police Department detective Elfred 'Fred' Schultz's ex-wife, Christine Schultz, in 1981.
Bembenek escaped prison in 1990 with the help of an incarcerated boyfriend and was on the run for three months until she was captured in Canada. She was nicknamed 'Bambi' by the media during the chase.
Her sensational story was documented in the 1993 TV movie, with O'Neal in the starring role. Actress Lindsay Frost also played her in 1992 film Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story.
Bembenek always maintained she had been framed by the Milwaukee Police Department, allegedly so that her ex would no longer have to pay alimony.
Following her prison release, she wrote a book about the ordeal, entitled Woman on Trial.
In 2002, the story took a bizarre turn when TV psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw agreed to conduct a DNA test on evidence from the case.
She was holed up in an apartment to prevent her from talking to other press, but Bembenek suffered a panic attack while in hiding and tried to escape by climbing out of a window. She fell and injured her foot so badly it had to be amputated.
Bembenek is survived by two sisters, Melanie and Colette.