04 HOL­LY­WOOD EMMA THOMPSON ‘LOVE AC­TU­ALLY’ REUNION

En­ter­tain­ment & Pro­mo­tional Fea­tures The ac­tor will not be part of Richard Cur­tis’ 10-minute se­quel ti­tled Red Nose Day Ac­tu­ally

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English ac­tor Emma Thompson (above,far right) has cat­e­gor­i­cally de­nied Love Ac­tu­ally reunion be­cause she says it would have been too sad to bring her char­ac­ter back with­out late ac­tor Alan Rick­man (above), her cheat­ing hus­band in the movie. The film’s direc­tor Richard Cur­tis has re­assem­bled his all-star cast for a comic re­lief Tv se­quel, with Liam Nee­son, Hugh Grant, and Bill Nighy all on board but Emma, who played Karen in the 2003 film, won’t be part of the get to­gether, re­ported Daily Mir­ror.

“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’,” said Emma and added, “It’s too soon. It’s right as it’s sup­posed to be for comic re­lief but there isn’t much comic re­lief in the loss of our dear friend only over a year ago. It seemed wrong to re­visit the fun char­ac­ters of Bill Nighy and Hugh Grant and Liam (Nee­son).”

Alan died in Jan­uary, 2016, aged 69. Asked what she thinks her char­ac­ter would be do­ing now, Emma said, “I would be work­ing on some ward.” Cur­tis’ 10-minute se­quel, ti­tled Red Nose Day Ac­tu­ally, will air in Bri­tain on March 24. The direc­tor co-founded the tele­cast with co­me­dian Lenny Henry to help sup­port anti-poverty causes around the globe.

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