The Christmas movie was released in but there are still plenty of things Love Actually fans don't know. The film hit the big screen in November in and captured everyone's hearts, but how much do you actually know about it? Here are a few secrets shared over the years as well as a few insider ones thanks to Love Actually creator Richard Curtis' wife, Emma Freud.
Forget hot chocolate and candy canes, our favorite something sweet every holiday season is cozying up by the TV to watch Love Actually. We cry with Emma Thompsonstand up and sing along to that "All You Need Is Love" wedding scene, and we still haven't learned Colin Firth 's Portuguese speech at the end, but we're going to figure it out. There are characters to root for, identify with, and loathe forget Snape and Hans Gruber, this Alan Rickman role is the worst.
Love Actually is a British Christmas -themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtisand mostly filmed on location in London. It features an ensemble castcomposed predominantly of British actors, many of whom had worked with Curtis in previous film and television projects. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as the tales progress.
If you want to be cynical, you can take the measure of this ensemble film by its weakest elements. The sappy opening narration, insufferable child actor Thomas Sangster and the overlong running gag about a pair of movie stand-ins going through the increasingly naked and explicit motions of blocking a very steamy sex scene while making shy, getting-to-know Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Created with Sketch.
As the tenth anniversary of the theatrical release of Love Actually nears, VH1 takes a look back on the now classic holiday film. After talking with cast members and digging through old interviews, we learned some interesting things about ensemble film starring Colin FirthHugh Grant and Emma Thompson. For starters, it was never supposed to be a Christmas film!
Universal via YouTube. Many people — myself included — cozy up and watch "Love Actually" almost every year. In the 14 years since it's release you can see how the cast has changed since then here"Love Actually" has managed to become a ritualistic part of holiday movie watching just like "Miracle on 34th Street" or "It's A Wonderful Life.
Not quite. He was nude save for a strategically placed sock. For those who haven't watched this movie every year since it was released init's a collection of small stories of various characters navigating romance at Christmas.
You know what's even better than watching Love Actually? Learning a load of things you never knew about it despite having watched it at least three times a year since Which is why we love the fact that last year Emma Freud, the film's screenwriter who just so happens to be married to Love Actually creator Richard Curtis, treated us to a whole load of inside info about our favourite Christmas film when she live-tweeted a midnight viewing of it.
LOVE Actually is one of the nation's favourite Christmas movies, but there are still a few film secrets to uncover. Claudia Schiffer was paid big bucks for her brief cameo, as Liam Neeson's crush. But she wasn't the original choice for the part.
Martin Freeman's Love Actually sex scene was never meant to be sexy — and he's ashamed of you if it turned you on! Martin and Joanna Page memorably starred as porn movie stand-ins in one of Love Actually 's subplots, for which they re-created all sorts of weird sexual positions. Re-live those cheeky scenes with this NSFW video below:. Reflecting on the movie during an appearance on The Graham Norton ShowMartin explained that the scenes were never actually meant to be sexy.