Nick Frost Reveals He Turned Down a Role in “Star Wars”

Nick Frost in 2016. Photo by James Gillham/Shutterstock (5622162h)

Actor and comedian Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) made a significant reveal during his recent appearance on Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast. According to Frost, he was offered a role in one Star Wars project but decided to pass on the opportunity.

Frost admitted that it all came down to money as he wasn’t satisfied with the paycheck.

“It was only a little bit, but I was like, [the part’s] really small, the pay’s rubbish … I’ve got a family—I don’t do this for free,” said Frost while adding that he doesn’t regret his decision despite the fact he is a fan of the franchise.

Despite being pressed, Frost didn’t want to specify whether he was offered a role in recent Star Wars movies or one of the television shows developed by Disney.

While Frost decided to reject the Star Wars role, his friend and frequent collaborator Simon Pegg took a different path. Pegg starred as Unkar Plutt in The Force Awakens.

It is safe to say that Nick Frost’s resume didn’t suffer from the lack of Star Wars projects. Lately, he co-created and starred in Amazon Prime’s Truth Seekers while also securing roles in CBS’s Why Women Kill and HBO’s The Nevers.

Frost also took part in several feature films recently, including a lead role in the adaptation of Captain Pugwash and the voice role of Merlin in Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob!.