Simon regrets turning down ‘Inglourious Basterds’

London: Hollywood actor Simon Pegg faced one of the most difficult decisions of his life when he chose to turn down a role in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’, opposite Brad Pitt and Diane Kruger.

The ‘Star Trek’ star was overjoyed on being personally approached by the famed director to offer him the part of Archie Hicox in the 2009 film but later turned it down to star in Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn’, a website reported.

The British actor was devastated when he realised that both the films clashed with each other and his role in the Tarantino’s project eventually went to actor Michael Fassbender. Pegg who was caught in a dilemma between the two films is still reeling over the tough decision.

“It was a horrible decision to make. I remember sitting on my own in a hotel room for an hour, having to decide which one to do.”

It was agony," said the 40-year-old actor. ‘Inglourious Basterds’, a hit at the box-office became Tarantino’s highest-grossing film till date and later went on to receive multiple awards and nominations, including eight Academy Award nominations.