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
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.