Simon Pegg 'hypocrite' for writing autobiographyBy Natalie Jamieson
Newsbeat entertainment reporterSimon Pegg says he's a hypocrite for writing an autobiography.
The Star Trek star admits he hates all the celebrity autobiographies that come out in the run-up to Christmas.
He acknowledges writing Nerd Do Well is "hypocrisy in the extreme" but says he didn't intend to write one initially.
He said: "I sort of had the opportunity to write a book and I was going to write something to do with the films, like a production diary and fill it with pictures of the movies.
"But then that kind of felt a bit boring.
"I started thinking about the past and childhood and all the little things that led to me doing what I'm doing today.
"That felt more interesting and more engaging. I just think it's more readable and it was more interesting to write."'Fiercely guarded'
The star told Newsbeat that he still isn't comfortable with people reading it.
"I'm fiercely guarded really and even now I look at the book and think, 'Oh my god I've spoken quite a lot about quite personal things' and it makes me sweat a little bit."
Simon Pegg as The Editor in an episode of Doctor Who The actor, who played Scotty in the last Star Trek film, is having to adjust to people knowing things about him.
He said: "It's a weird, weird experience.
"I think it's all right if it comes from me. If I say it to a journalist who I don't know they might interpret it or have an agenda to turn it into something else."
Pegg hopes his isn't the same as other celebrity autobiographies.
"They do congest the shelves at Christmas and some people get someone to interview them and then just transcribe it," he said.
"I wrote every single word of this myself. It was a labour of love in the end."Source: bbc.co.uk