Simon Pegg: Robin Williams may not have finished film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 August 2014
Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg is unsure whether Robin Williams had recorded all his lines as Dennis the dog in their movie 'Absolutely Anything'

Simon Pegg is worried Robin Williams didn't complete their movie before he died.

The 44-year-old actor thinks it would be a "shame" if the voice of Dennis the dog in 'Absolutely Anything' had to be re-cast because he is unsure whether Williams - who was found hanged at his home in California on Monday (11.08.14) - had recorded all of his parts.

He said: "I'm not sure if Robin had completed his part.

"He was doing a voice in the movie - the voice of my dog - and I hope that he had completed it.

"I think it would be a shame not to have him in the film."

And while Pegg is confident his late co-star will have done a "brilliant" job voicing the dog, he admitted he thinks there will now be a "degree of sadness" when the film is released.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "There will obviously be a degree of sadness there, but he would have done his job with the usual sort of verve and brilliance that he did.

"So I'm sure it will be incredibly funny."

'Absolutely Anything' - which also stars Kate Beckinsale and the voices of the 'Monty Python' cast - is scheduled for release some time next year.

Absolutely Anything

  • 1 star
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terry Jones
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
  • UK release: 14 August 2015

A council of aliens (Cleese, Idle, Palin, Gilliam, Jones) mean to destroy Earth, but first have to bestow absolute power on one Earthling, in this case singleton teacher Neil (Pegg). Tragically laugh-free effort by the director of Life of Brian; surely this knob gag of a film can't be the last Python movie collaboration.

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