Simon Pegg sent the internet into a critical frenzy earlier this year when his personal trainer dole out a shot of his incredible progress ahead of his new indie film Inheritance. “Simon Pegg 6 month remains transformation for #InheritanceMovie,” he wrote alongside the image, which showed a much slimmer Simon posing shirtless. “The prcis for this role was lean, VERY lean. It required a specific centre shape & look,” his PT added. Sharing the post, Simon joked: “Also extra mild grumpiness…” However, Simon’s new frame sparked half-bred reviews from fans, which the actor didn’t see coming.Signifying in an interview with GQ Hype, he said: “The response from that sketch was so weird. Some people said, ‘You look ill,’ which is what my the missis thought.”Others were saying, ‘Well done’. And the thing is, it wasn’t meant to be an aspirational predilection. It was a snapshot that my trainer took and I really didn’t expect the hubbub that followed.He added: “All I can think of is that people still mark of me as the schlubby guy from Shaun Of The Dead.”The actor revealed he’d managed to yield 19lbs, which is just over a stone, as he prepared for the independent thriller, which also somebodies Lily Collins and Chace Crawford.So how did he do it?Simon followed in the the footsteps of silver screen stars who have drastically changed their body for movie responsibilities.Renee Zellweger put on 30 pounds to play Bridget Jones and Christian Bale superbly lost 62 pounds for his role in The Machinist.“Nick and I developed this delineate to give me that body shape and it was a lot of work. I trained for three months with but one day off a week,” he explained.He added: “It was a really interesting experience and because the covering was delayed a bit I doubled down on the training, so by the time I got to Alabama to shoot it I looked as though… Well, seemingly everyone has seen it.“But the aftermath of that has scarcely been more tricky than actually training for it, because you delivering so many endorphins every day that when you stop what you get is an endorphin default and that makes you feel a little bit down.”According to the actor his Undertaking Impossible co-star Tom Cruise was a big fan of his new look, nicknaming him “eight-pack Peggles” – by reason ofs to his lean torso.Music mogul Simon Cowell recently elucidated off his 1.5 stone weight loss.Last week, the 59-year-old threw his annual summer seconder for his record label Syco, and has he arrived at the Victoria and Albert Museum where the incident was being held, fans couldn’t help noticing how much mass he’d lost.It comes after the dad-of-one decided to go vegan.