To celebrate the release of Apple’s latest animated movie, Luck, we had the pleasure of chatting to one of its stars Simon Pegg about the touching and hilarious new film.

From Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation 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 to team up with the magical creatures who live there to do it.

Chatting to Pegg, we talk about the lure of the story and the joys of animation; the trials, challenges, and excitement of voice acting; being in a film with legends such as Jane Fonda and Whoopi Goldberg; and, with black cats lucky in Scotland, his “return” to his Scottish voice he perfected in the Star Trek films.

We also had time to ask his opinion’s on the excellent first teaser trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning: Part One – which he endorses and says fits the tone of the “final” films – and his thoughts on his friend Tom Cruise’s success with Top Gun: Maverick and its phenomenal box-office success.

You can watch the full interview below:

Luck begins streaming on Apple TV+ from Friday, August 5th.