He may have led a charmed life – driven by his unique talents, of course – but at the heart of it he’s a geek just like us, so when Simon Pegg first met Carrie Fisher he was able to articulate those feelings that so many of us had as kids, having a crush on our favourite film, TV and pop stars before we really knew what having a crush was all about. Naturally, the meeting was just about the most Carrie Fisher thing ever.
“We had a lovely day when we wandered around the set of the Resistance base together arm in arm. And we were just sort of chatting and I turned around and we were looking at each other.
“I was looking into her eyes and it was the same eyes. Obviously it sounds really obvious to say it, but I was looking into those eyes that so sort of captivated me as as kid. And I said ‘You know, I’ve always loved you.’
“And she grabbed my hand and looked at my wedding ring and said, ‘F***, you!’. It was the best day of my life.”