Simon Pegg in Mission: Impossible.
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At the recent premiere of Mission: Impossible—Fallout, Simon Pegg was asked a question about what his character does during his spare time. He had some fun answers.

Pegg plays Benji, an IMF technician introduced during Mission: Impossible III, graduated to series regular in the later movies, and now he’s a full-fledged field agent helping out Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt survive his spy shenanigans.

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And what does he do in his spare time? Fortnite, mostly. “Benji studies hard,” Pegg told Cinema Blend. “He trains. He goes home and he plays Minecraft. [Or] Fortnite! Yeah, that’s what I play. He plays Fortnite online with Ethan. And he’s better—in Fortnite, he’s better at fighting than Ethan. Ethan’s had like two kills, max. Benji had a game with, like, 12 kills. He got the Legendary Scar, and he offed a bunch of perps.”

Well, action movie characters are often aspirational figures in terms of skill. On top of that, well, in response to a question about Benji’s talents and skills, Pegg says, “Yes, he has a sex dungeon in his basement. And I just think we should see a bit of that, do you know what I mean?”

So Benji’s a kinky videogame player. I buy it. I really want the version of the Mission: Impossible series where he get the quiet time to see these sides of the characters, and I hope they’re all this eccentric.

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[Cinema Blend]