#1. I know you don't talk about music too much, but are there any artists that really get your jaws flowin' these days? - J. Belton
A: I'm a massive fan of the shins and The kings of Leon, clap your hands say yeah, i love jimi hendrix, the stone roses, the happy mondays, i was also a massive raver in my youth and so i have a soft spot for HARD house music, i love john williams' music, Guided by voices, Pearl jam, sonic youth, the wedding present, creedance, miles davis, CSS. The bluetones, Beth orton, the smiths, tokyo police club, the list is endless, but i hope these help.
#2. I would like to ask you, seeing as all your true fans are here already, and we have a catchy little nicknames, if you would please endorse Frostitution.net, so that we may be made your "official" fansite? Also, my little daughter would like to ask you if you are going to bring her some ice cream. She's seen y'all's films a lot, loves them, and all she picks up on is the Cornetto. Bless her. - G. Davis
A: I would love to give your daughter a cornetto but i think it would defo melt before it got to her unless i encased it in a Brushed chrome flask with liquid nitrogen inside. And as for the official site thing, your the only one i have and i fully endorse it, Thomas does a great job and i pop in everyday to see what's going on, so i guess yes you guys are my official site.
#3. I was wondering if and when you will be making the Cockney Lump programme where you were planning to play a british pro wrestler? I think you mentioned it on tv and in Frostitution before. - R. Hampson
A: I would love to don my tights for the cockney lump bio pic, Nacho libre kind of got in the way a bit, but with all ideas it sits in a bank waiting its turn, i would like Simon to play cockney lumps very posh manager Earl Grey, he attacks Lumps enemies by dashing hot tea in their faces, he's a bit like Paul bearer.
#4. So rumour has it that you and Simon might work on a sci-fi road comedy. What will be its influences? - E. Crewe
A: By now a lot of you know that Peggy and i have finished the script for our road movie called Paul, We should go into production the first half of next year and as for our influences for this picture i would have to say, my favourite film close encounters and our love of the X-files and all things 'space.'
#5. Hi Nick first things first just want to say that you are my favourite comic actor and you are an absolute legend! I just wanted to know... "What is your perfect sunday"? - B. Woodgate
A: I guess my perfect sunday would be up at 8, Major wake and bake, walk the cat, fried breakfast then maybe a film, sometimes a walk along the thames after that into my local for a roast, watching my beloved west ham stuff someone then home, more baking and then settle down for a good couple of films with the cat Bangers. Other things that could feature, sunday papers, actual baking (one of my loves) and/or cooking for my friends or my partners family, i'd say we probably entertain 2 out of every four sundays or twice a month!
#6. Did you get the book on football stadiums I got you for your birthday? I had it shipped to the Big Talk offices. I hope you got it okay! Thanks for all the joy you've brought me! - M K Matecheck
A: I did get the book, thank you so much! I've been having a minor love affair with stadia for the last ten years now and it's quite hard to find good books about the subject. there is a good site on the web however and that is world stadiums.com (at least i think it is.) i have it bookmarked and there are some great pictures/plans on there.
#7. What is your favourite and your most hated piece of work and why? - M. Dunn
A: Well, it's hard for me to say really, obviously i love fuzz and Shaun and i'm very proud of the script for paul we've just finished but i also really love 50,000 volts and manstrokewoman which, sadly i think is one of the most underrated sketch shows, how can titty bang bang get all the awards? I don't really hate anything i've done, I guess movie mistakes uncovered uncut stands out as a stinker but i was fairly new then, and also Hyperdrive, sadly, i loved that show and loved working with Kevin eldon and Miranda but it was very hard to work on and i don't think the writers worked us to our full potential. When you set a sitcom in space the potential for story lines is endless, i don't think that was reflected in the writing. It is the one piece of work that i look at and regret slightly even though i think i deliver some of the best acting i've ever done. i wouldn't ever want something to be bad because i didn't give it my all on the day. even though we had our differences on set, Kevin and Andy personally are very nice blokes and from time to time on sets when people are trying to create something there will inevitably be turmoil.
#8. Nick, your work is amazing and very inspiring, keep up the good work! My question is what did you name your bong and have you ever owned any other pieces? Also, would you ever consider doing more stand up in the future? - Val
A: i would never consider doing stand up again, although i think i would be better equipped to cope with it these days, the bad gigs i had stand out as some of the most stressful, lonely moments of my life. And as for the bong things, i haven't had a bong for years but i'm sure i probably named it everytime i smoked from it. I once made a joint with 12 skins and from then on a 12 skinner was known as a MO ROO KU! Heady days.
#9. I am wondering if there are any plans for a third series of either hyperdrive or manstrokewoman? I hope so, I loved them both. I bought an R2 dvd player just for your stuff I cant get here in the states. Oh yeah and when will MSW 2nd season be out on dvd? - Troy
A: Troy, no more hyperdrive and at this point no more MSW. The six of us who do MSW and Rick the director are all a little bit in love so this makes us terribley sad. Sorry. (Thomas note: MSW Series 2 DVD has recently been revealed, and can be ordered online as of November 19th, 2007)
#10. I know that you have no problem with showing off you gorgeous bod? e.g. sumo wrestler/wrestler in ManStrokeWoman, or in your big white pants for Comic Relief and spraying on the deodorant in Hot Fuzz but what I would really like to know is whether you would do a love scene if a role required it? After all you have never really had a romantic part in any of the films you have done. - L. Lillie
A: Of course i would, i'm an actor and film maker and as such i don't think there is anything i wouldn't do for the right role or for a director i thought a lot of. I don't think you can go into this job thinking it's all about firing guns and jumping over hedges, sometimes you have to do things which make you feel uncomfortable and as an actor it is our job to take those emotions and make them visible to the audience, you do have a tremendous amount of support generally on a set and, unlike real life you can ask to stop and do it again. Love scenes are never as nice as they sound, lots of people watching etc, but i guess it helps if you are working someone you like/respect.
#11. My question is, do you still paint and are you ever planning to show your paintings? - C. Gooderham
A: I do still paint, and it's something that i love, but i think at this point they are fairly private to me. I'm not sure anyone would want to see them, to be honest they're like the pictures that surgeons make people do who have had a bad brain injury. I don't think they are very good but some people would disagree, i guess my long term dream would to be in the south of france with a big space to paint in, no more acting just drinking red wine and painting in the sunshine. ( i may or may not be wearing a big white robe in the above dream.)
#12. Would you host a Frostitute party at your house? Inviting all the members? - M. Liu
A: Absolutely not! I'm a bit of a clean freak so the thought of 500 frostitutes going mental in my home rattles me slightly, i'd be more inclined to invite you, four at a time and we'd have a nice dinner that i had cooked. Wine, joints, reggae etc. I had the superbad boys over to my house a few weeks ago, we had a good roast Chicken drank lots of wine and then settled back to watch chopper, Michael Cera had never seen it before so i was glad to help.
#13. It's interesting how much children utilize their imaginations and innocence to make what might seem like a dull activity into an incredible adventure. So, with that in mind, I would like to ask you to describe for us Frostitutes, a 'Magical Moment' from your childhood. - Seth
A: Seth, i'd have to sit and give this a lot of thought, my childhood wasn't an easy one so i'm not going to try and fit an answer into this format of site questions. Sorry to be flaky.
#14. What car/cars do you own, and what cars do you wish you owned? Also, would you ever come to Hawaii to do a Q&A/Autograph signing? - S. Kaphwan
A: I would love to come to hawaii, If nothing more to sign a few drink a few and then head out to track down the dog, Beth and youngblood. And as for my cars, this is going to sound really dissapointing but i drive a mark 4 vw golf gti, it's a shit box but goes like stink, i can't wait to upgrade, and the cars i would like are... VW mark five golf R32, mitsubishi lancer mark x, Lambo gilardo, porsche 911 carera 4s. there obvious i know but i love a good fast sports car. Sadly though i think i'll have to make a few more films before i get these, oh, BMW M3 or the new M5 just remembered those.
#15. Do you think fame has changed you personally? If so, what has changed and is it for better or worst? - J. Hong-Anh Nguyen.
A: i don't think it has. I guess i came to this job really late (29) so i led a very full life before i got here. I've always been surrounded by friends who are very honest and i think they would tell me if i was being a nob head. I think people change when they have a modicom of success and then listen to the people around them who tell them they are amazing and then sadly they believe it. when the roman emperors would return to rome victorious after a succesfull campaign the people would fill the streets chanting his name, they used to have someone who would stand on the chariot and whisper into the emporers' ear..."remember you are mortal." this is a good thing to have. If i have changed i guess it would be that i have a little bit of power within the industry now and it allows me to have a voice and be heard a bit and use that to try and make better films/telly.
#16. Dear Nick, do you ever get irritated with fans who want to meet you and get your picture? My friends and I met you at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX. You were so nice to hang out with us for a bit and even "hammed" it up for my video camera. I hope that was not too intrusive for you... so I was just wondering does it bother you? Cause if it does, I promise not to video you anymore! P.S. Thanks for everything Nick... you truly are a great man!!! (Your love for your fans really shows!) - K. Garza
A: I never tire of it really, i realize how important fans are and that i too am a fan boy at heart, if it wasn't for you guys i wouldn't have a fan base, as i said i came to this job fairly late and i was very lucky to have found it and to be honest it doesn't take a second to say hello and have a picture/autograph. it's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice, that said i hate it when people take photos sneakily or people who don't ask, i don't like rude people either and like all of you, sometimes i'm just plain grumpy and can't be bothered but those are the days you dig deep and remember the people who got me where i am.
#17. Do you remember any of your fans clearly, like has there ever been any fan/fans that you would see again and remember them? - Aaron
A: i have a great head for faces but sometimes names escape me, so i do remember lots of you, yes.
#18. In your opinion, what do you think is better: being a movie star in the United States or in Britain and why? - M. Jung
A: i think the main difference is that in England people remember you for being a celebrity(grrrr) not even being sure what you do, but in America people remember you for your body of work, which is very flattering. I don't mean everyone in england/america but if i had to put my finger on one thing that would be it.
#19. Out of all the characters you've played, who is the most like yourself in real life, and why? - P. Massey
A: I'm not really like any of my characters really, even though when i play them i am them, i try to leave them behind, that said i think there is a little bit of me in everything i do, that sounds vague and confusing but i know what i mean.
#20. Just wondering if he had never met Simon Pegg, where he thinks he would be now in terms of career and goals, and before he tried comedy/acting, what and if his plans were for a career. Did he ever think he'd be where he is now? And who is his favorite comedian? - Melissa M.
A: i don't have any idea what i would have been, to be honest i was very happy being a great waiter, i guess in my heart i wanted to be a writer but i never worried about the future i 've always had a little thing inside me that said "everything will be fine." and as for not meeting Simon i firmly believe that would never have happened, we would've found each other what ever.
#21. Does he think, that his success has changed his person? Or is he still the same old person he was, I don't know, 10 years ago, hanging out with his old friends? And what does his friends think about this? - David
A: I kinda answered that question before i think, the friends i have now are the friends i had ten years ago so we've all grown up together.
#22. I would like to ask you what your favorite superpowers would be and what you would call yourself as a super hero, or villain? - Bryce
A: Bryce seems a good name for a blind gentleman thief. I read a lot of x men so i think i'd like to fly or have the ability to control matter at an atomic level, covering millions of light years with a single thought and as for a name i think Krace Kane aka Void!
#23. Since you seem comfortable with movie roles having homosexual undertones, would you ever take on a part in either an independent or major film where your character was in no doubt gay? - T. Merian
A: Absolutely! i know that i am 98% straight so playing a gay man would be no problem for me, even kissing or bed scenes etc, it wouldn't bother me at all. I say 98 % because i think we all have a bit of gay in us and anyone who says different is a massive Gay.
#24. Please describe the most significant creative difference you have had with either a Director or Writer and how did you resolve it? - C. Eastham
A: i'm not sure i want to answer this one but i eluded to it with my answer for hyperdrive, sorry to be vague but it still hurts a bit.
#25. If you could tell all of the frostitutes one thing, what would it be? - K. Arceo
A: I guess it would be... Frostitutes, Thank you SO much for all your support over the last few years, i know i don't communicate as often as i really should but i do get rather busy trying to write films etc, but keep on trucking, know that i love you all and free the weed, try your best to impeach Bush, be nice to one another, the grass isn't always greener, always question authority, keep warm, eat something, cuddle often, you're never alone, follow your dreams, making money is fine, you only get one mum, cherish her while you can, travelling is great, get out there, get amongst it, work hard, play hard, don't fear success, laugh a lot, crying is fine, muslims are not the bogey man, Men...Hug, learn to say sorry and finally thank you all so much for liking my work enough to set up this great site and to keep it stocked with chatter and rumour and conjecture and laughter, thank you Thomas thank you everyone.
Thanks everyone, sorry if my answers were too vague or not vague enough.