Simon Pegg Interview for Luck on Apple TV+

By 8/24/2022 05:00:00 PM ,

Are black cats really bad luck? I recently had the chance to find out during an interview with Simon Pegg, who voices "Bob", the black cat in LUCK, coming exclusively on Apple TV+.

Simon Pegg Interview for Luck on Apple TV

Note: I was invited as media for movie screening and film cast interview. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

During my interview with Simon, we discussed what kind of "Luck" he would like to have, along with similarities to "Bob" the cat and the message of the film.

What Type of Luck Would You Want

Simon Pegg: I suppose it comes down to whether it's a material moment, like winning a bunch of money. I think your lucky in life if you experience genuine love. Whether it's love that your feeling or receiving.

I think that's the most important one, beyond any type of material gain.

Simon Pegg: Or the idea of just being happy. I always think that success should be measured by whether or not we're happy, rather then how much we have or manage to accumulate.

If you're happy, then your successful. If you feel that way, then I think your lucky. It will always be something non material, although the temptation is to say a Ferrari.

What Excited Him About Luck Film

Simon Pegg: I just love the concept of the worlds of good and bad luck. And how extraordinarily complex and beautiful they were, and yet really the whole thing was like an office job.

They were all just punching a clock and working (for them) in a mundane place. Which I thought was quite funny, considering how visual it is.

But also the chance to play Bob, I loved getting to do a Scottish accent. It was lovely idea.

Similarities to Bob

Simon Pegg Interview for Luck on Apple TV

Simon Pegg: I'm a bit grumpy sometimes. I do get that loner-ness that Bob has a little sometimes. He just wants to be by himself. And he learns that probably not the right thing to do.

I can feel like that sometimes, but I also know the value of having friends and that kind of support network is very important.

Definitely his kinda of mischievous side. That is very much me. Slight impatience. I'm more like Bob then I realize.

Does He Personally Believe in Luck

Simon Pegg: Kinda. I think Luck is something we create for ourselves. The idea that something else is in control of our lives and we don't have responsibility for our actions, cause it's sorta ordained by something else, I don't believe that.

I believe that Luck is what we make. So the opportunities come our way and we either convert them into good luck, or we let them go and that's kinda bad luck.

Simon Pegg: I feel like it's important for us to take responsibility for what we do, and not ascribe blame elsewhere. At the same time, it's a positive thing to suggest that you got to where you want to be, not through some mystical kind of force, but because you made the right choices, and did the right thing.

I think that's part of what this film teaches, in a really sweet way. The positivity that you put into the world can often come back at you, in the form of what feels like good luck. But at the end of the day, it was you that did it.

The Message of Luck

Simon Pegg: You make your own Luck by putting love into the world. The more you express, the more you get back. For a film about a magical world that creates luck, I think really at the end of the day, the characters make their luck.

They do so by being the best individuals they can be. And that's the best thing we can teach our kids. Is to be kind, is to put positivity into the world, to treat people as you want to be treated, and you'll find that when the good luck starts to come back to you.

LUCK is streaming August 5, exclusively on Apple TV+.

Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation, "LUCK" is a story about Sam Greenfield: the unluckiest person in the world, who suddenly finds herself in the never-before-seen Land of Luck.


From Apple Original Films comes the story of Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world, who when she stumbles into the never-before-seen Land of Luck, sets out on a quest to bring some good luck home for her best friend.

But with humans not allowed, her only chance is teaming up with the magical creatures who lives there to do it. 

Features the voice talents of stars Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger and Adelynn Spoon.

The animated feature is directed by Peggy Holmes from a screenplay by Kiel Murray, with John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann producing for Skydance Animation.

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