Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you'll be well aware that there’s going to be a Love Actually sequel – for Comic Relief.
Yep, to celebrate Red Nose Day 2017 Richard Curtis has penned a new script – and although it won't be a full film (ten minutes to be exact), most of the original cast members will reprise their roles.
Including Mark (Andrew Lincoln) – you know, the guy with the cards who has the hots for his best mate’s wife. Awkward.
And here he is in the very first trailer for the Love Actually sequel.
The follow up to Richard’s 2003 film Love Actually, Red Nose Day Actually, stars Rowan Atkinson, Marcus Brigstocke, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Keir Charles, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Martine McCutcheon, Lucia Moniz, Kate Moss, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and Olivia Olson.
Sadly, Emma Thompson has decided not to appear in the sequel, saying it's too soon after her on-screen husband Alan Rickman's death.
“Richard wrote to me and said, ‘Darling, we can’t write anything for you because of Alan’, and I said, ‘No, of course, it would be sad, too sad.’”
“It’s too soon. It’s absolutely right because it’s supposed to be for Comic Relief but there isn’t much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend, really, just over a year ago.
“We thought and thought [about it] but it just seemed wrong. It was absolutely the right decision.”
Red Nose Actually will air on BBC One as part of Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March in the UK.
Via: Cosmopolitan UK