Nick Frost has come a long way since the cult TV series Spaced, but despite a string of hit movies, the comedian feels hes never far away from flipping burgers. Here, he talks about ghost busting, male bonding with Simon Pegg and wrestling not just with his demons
If the acting ever dries up, then at least Nick Frost has a plan. Burgers, he says, without a pause. Me and my mate Danny have been talking about this a lot finding one of those places in a nice park, you know where there used to be a parkies hut, but now you can get a decent bacon roll and a cup of coffee? I imagine doing that, but with cheeseburgers: shit mince, onions, American cheese, done.
Its a career path he appears to have thought about rather a lot for an established Hollywood actor. I cant imagine, say, Martin Freeman has an alternative life as a barista mapped out. But then Frost has his reasons for worrying. As a teenager, his fathers furniture business collapsed pretty much overnight, leaving the Frost family broke, homeless and emotionally devastated.
And that does still play on my mind, he says. I think about people during the 90s stand-up boom who were massive, and you think: Fucking hell, what happened to them? How do they make money? How do they support their families? I might have a beautiful life at the moment, but if things didnt come in for a year
He places a hand on his chest. I can feel my heart beating now just thinking about it, he says. As it turns out during this interview, there are a few things from Frosts past that hes still trying to shake.