Minecraft helped Simon Pegg bond with his daughter while he was away filming

Minecraft helped Simon Pegg bond with his daughter while he was away filming
Mike Harradence Updated on by

Shaun of the Dead star Simon Pegg is obviously away filming a lot of the time due the nature of his job, but that hasn't stopped him from spending quality time with his daughter by playing video games.

Speaking with Radio X, Pegg, who is currently doing press for Mission Impossible: Fallout, stopped playing games years ago since becoming a dad, but still uses them to bond with his eight-year-old daughter, with Minecraft being a particular favourite. 

In fact, Pegg, who shot to fame in the UK comedy show Spaced, credited games as a great way to keep in touch with your kids when you can't be with them in person.

'Now she’s old enough to play computer games, we play Minecraft together. We’d meet in these games, so we could have a kind of strange physical interaction. We could build a house together!' he said.

'It’s a great way to stay in contact with your kids, if you can get a console when you’re away, mums and dads. 'It becomes a really good way to spend time with them.'

'That’s what they want to do, rather than inhibit their time on it. But you’ve obviously got to give some time over to reading and learning, or whatever!'

It's not surprising that Minecraft has proven so popular with kids in general, as it's the second best-selling game of all time. My niece used to chew my ear off about Minecraft being played at her school all the time, although nowadays it's all about Fortnite.