Simon Pegg and Nick Frost urge people to stay at home amid coronavirus

‘Do not go to the Winchester!’ Simon Pegg and Nick Frost hilariously reprise their Shaun of the Dead roles as they urge people to stay at home amid Coronavirus pandemic

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reprised their Shaun of the Dead roles in a bid to urge people to stay at home amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

The duo, who played Shaun and Ed in the 2004 zombie flick, took to YouTube on Thursday for a public service announcement where they acted out a parody of the famous scene in which they laid out a plan amid the outbreak of zombies.

But hilariously, Simon urged his co-star NOT to go to the Winchester pub, which was in stark contrast to the advice he gave in the film, leading to disaster.  

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Back in character: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reprised their Shaun of the Dead roles in a bid to urge people to stay at home amid the Coronavirus pandemic (pictured in character)

Scene: The duo, who played Shaun and Ed in the 2004 zombie flick, took to YouTube on Thursday for a public service announcement where they acted out a parody of the famous scene in which they laid out a plan amid the outbreak of zombies 

The funny clip sees Simon, 50, on the phone to Nick, 47, where they outlined their next steps, but instead of facing an onslaught of the undead, in real life, they discussed how they’d deal with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

Simon said: ‘Right, call Mum, make sure she’s okay. If Phillip has been infected, follow the NHS guidelines to the letter.’

Phillip of course was Shaun’s step-dad in the movie, played by Bill Nighy, who was unfortunately bitten by one of the deadly zombies. 

Warning: hilariously, Simon urged his co-star NOT to go to the Winchester pub, which was in stark contrast to the advice he gave in the film, leading to disaster 

Parody: The funny clip sees Simon, 50, on the phone to Nick, 47, where they outlined their next steps, but instead of facing an onslaught of the undead, in real life, they discussed how they’d deal with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus

The star then warns his pal not to head to his local pub, and in reference to the hit film, added: ‘Remember what happened the last time.’ 

He also urged Nick to be aware of those more vulnerable, adding: ‘If you can, stay at home, have a cup of tea, and wait for all of this to blow over.

‘Above all, don’t be a t**t about things, we’re all in this together. Don’t be selfish, look after each other, give someone a call if you think they might be lonely.’

However, he jokingly denied Nick some essential items as when asked if he had any toilet roll, he replied that he was one to his ‘last sheet’.

The camera the showed him sitting at a table which held a large stash of toilet paper. 

Plan: Simon said: ‘Right, call Mum, make sure she’s okay. If Phillip has been infected, follow the NHS guidelines to the letter’

The video concluded with a written message urging fans not to panic and reminded everyone that were all in this together, adding a with “love” from Simon and Nick. 

It comes weeks after Simon revealed that Mission: Impossible 7 producers pulled production of their latest film out of Italy to protect actors and the public from coronavirus.

The actor said that Paramount Pictures were ‘very cautious’ over the spread of the infection near to their location in Venice, and that they were left with no option but to suspend shooting.

Stay at home: He also urged Nick to be aware of those more vulnerable, adding: ‘If you can, stay at home, have a cup of tea, and wait for all of this to blow over’

Speaking on BBC Radio 6, when asked whether he was shooting the franchise’s seventh installment, Simon replied: ‘[We’re] not in Venice, that’s where I’m supposed to be.

‘Paramount were very cautious and sensible I think and pulled the production out of Venice.

‘It’s a big group of people, we were shooting carnival sequences and it was just unwise to remain so we bugged out.

Simon, who plays technical agent Benji Dunn in the series, continued: ‘I think it would be indelicate to complain about anything other than the fact that there was a lot of disruption for everyone.’ 

Stash: However, he jokingly denied Nick some essential items as when asked if he had any toilet roll, he replied that he was one to his ‘last sheet’

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