He recalled: “Simon and I have had some tough times. [With Pegg’s alcoholism], sometimes it’s enough to sit and listen and allow that journey to play itself out.”
The actor explained that he is not Simon’s dad and that he has his own “family problems” to deal with, reiterating that they had “fallen out” a couple of times.
He added: “After we’d been friends for four or five years, there was a six-month period where we just couldn’t get on. Even then, it’s odd but we stuck together, like we were in a relationship.”
It comes as the pair are teaming up again, this time on Amazon horror-comedy Truth Seekers, which is produced by the production company Stolen Picture that Simon and Nick co-founded in 2016.