The Really Sad Thing About The Love Actually Sequel
While fans of Love Actually are still buzzing about the reality of a sequel, there is some sad news that has come out of the announcement.
While stars like Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Andrew Lincoln have been confirmed to make their comeback 14 years later, Emma Thompson’s character Karen is noticeably absent.
Director Richard Curtis has revealed that a tribute to the late Alan Rickman’s character Harry will not be happening in the sequel and Harry and Karen’s storyline will not be revisited at all.
Curtis has spoken out about the decision, and said dealing with Rickman’s death would be ‘very complicated.’
He also attributed the short time frame of the sequel (it’s only 10-minutes long), to not being able to cover all of the much-loved character’s lives.
"You know dealing with Alan is very complicated so not really," he told Press Association. "We're not doing everyone. We're doing about two thirds of people."
And he confirmed Thompson definitely wasn't going to be in it, saying: “She just can’t do it.”
Alan Rickman tragically died at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer.