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Exclusive: Paddy Considine on The World's End: Edgar Wright a tough son of a gun

By and Morgan Jeffery
Paddy Considine has discussed reuniting with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg on The World's End, the final movie in the 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy.

Considine, who played DS Andy Wainwright in Hot Fuzz, told Digital Spy that the shoot for World's End was the most difficult he's ever experienced.

Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Eddie Marsan in 'The World's End'.

The cast of 'The World's End'



"It was hard - we were up against it - weather-wise, schedule-wise... it was tough," he said. "But we kept ourselves amused and when one [of us] was dipping, somebody else rallied round and pulled them out. We were a little gang of five against the world - well, six, including Edgar.

"It was a tough shoot, but what I've seen of it looks fantastic. Edgar's such a great talent - I love him to bits. I'm not hyping it - it does look incredible."

Considine promised that the sci-fi film will give Pegg the opportunity to unleash his "inner hooligan".

"I'm really excited for Simon in this film, because in the past, he's sort of played the slightly straighter guy - particularly in Hot Fuzz, the goody two-shoes," Considine said. "Whereas in this, he gets to let out his inner hooligan - he's like Vyv from The Young Ones. There's a great sensibility about this character and Simon had a lot of fun playing it - you could tell."

Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Eddie Marsan in 'The World's End'.

The cast of 'The World's End'



Discussing his character Steven, Considine said: "He is a bit of a straight-ish character - he goes on quite a journey actually. He's not the funniest guy in the world, but I had to figure out what his journey was in the film. It comes good for him, it comes alright for him in the end.

"I didn't want him to be the dislikable guy in the gang - and I don't think he is."

Considine noted that each of the characters - played by Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and himself - begin to regress as they attempt to recapture their glory days by embarking on an epic pub crawl across London.

The World's End poster

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The World's End poster



"It's interesting because they come back together when they're 40 and they just slot straight back into that old dynamic, no matter what they've gone on to achieve," he explained.

"That happens with my character - he's got all this self-confidence and once he falls back under Gary's [Simon Pegg] spell, they become 16 again. It's very clever like that.

"I think it's wonderful - I really hope it does well. But I can't say any more, because Edgar Wright would kill me - he looks like he's nothing, but he's a tough little son of a gun!"

The World's End will open in the UK on July 19 before hitting North America on August 23. Considine's The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane airs this Sunday (May 12) at 8pm on ITV.

Watch the first trailer for The World's End below:

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