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Simon Pegg thinks pubs are ''so important'' to British culture.

The drinking establishments have been central to the three films - 'Shawn of the Dead', 'Hot Fuzz' and 'The World's End' - making up the Cornetto trilogy which has seen him collaborating with co-star Nick Frost and director Edger Wright, and the actor believes there is a reason for them being featured

He told The Observer newspaper: ''Well, it's central to British society. It's so important. But when you strip away the social aspect, then it's just somewhere that you drink alcohol.''

It's clear Simon doesn't seem quite the same romanticism he may once have, and he pondered whether the country's alcohol intake contributes to it being ''emotionally repressed''.

He said: ''A lot of our society is based around emotionally anaesthetising ourselves. You can call it a social lubricant, but there is so much alcohol confused in this country, and I wonder if that's related to how emotionally repressed we are as people?

''Do we drink because it helps us let go, or not face that level or repression, or whatever?''


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