Love Actually fans were delighted last year when they were treated to a Red Nose Day special, which brought together several of the film’s original cast members – but there’s always been the hope that the beloved rom-com will one day receive a proper sequel.
Appearing on This Morning today (October 26), Martine McCutcheon, who played Hugh Grant’s love interest in the original, addressed the possibility of a follow-up.
Pushed for an answer by stand-in host Rylan Clark, McCutcheon said: “Of course as a jobbing actress I would love to do it, I’d love to be with that amazing cast again.”
However, she didn’t have good news for Love Actually fans, admitting that she thinks Richard Curtis is finished with the film.
“I think he kind of did it with the Comic Relief and the film together, that was Richard Curtis’s dream come true I think. I can’t speak for him, but I think,” she said.
The news left Clark rather deflated, but he was able to lighten the mood when he revealed that he actually appeared as an extra in the 2003 film, which was a big surprise to McCutcheon.
Explaining that he was one of the children in Nativity scene, he said: “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, little ginger boy.”
“Can I just say you were so lovely as well when I met you back then,” he added.
The Comic Relief special, Rose Nose Day Actually, saw Hugh Grant return as Prime Minister after five years away and he was still dancing, except this time to Drake’s Hotline Bling.
Liam Neeson’s character also returned to learn that his son was engaged to his childhood sweetheart.
But it wasn’t a case of Happily-Ever-Afters for everyone, as Bill Nighy’s washed-up rockstar Billy Mack revealed that his manager Joe had died from a heart attack.
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