The reason why Emma Thompson won’t be in the much-anticipated Love Actually sequel is absolutely heartbreaking.
Last week, it was revealed that most of the cast would be reuniting for a special Comic Relief movie called Red Nose Day Actually.
However, although most of Love Actually’s stars will appear in the short movie – it has been confirmed that one of the film’s favourites Emma Thompson will not be a part of the reunion.
“We’re not doing everyone. We’re doing about two-thirds of people,” director Richard Curtis told the Press Association.
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The two-thirds includes original stars like Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Hugh Grant, but when questioned about Emma Thompson’s character, Richard simply replied, “Em isn’t in it. She just can’t do it.”
Many believe the actress can’t face filming the Love Actually sequel after the death of her much-loved friend Alan Rickman, who played her husband Harry in the original movie.
Emma played the role of Karen, who’s husband Harry (Alan Rickman) ended up having an affair with his secretary Mia, breaking Karen’s heart.
However, at the end of the film, the pair reunited in the airport and it looked like she decided to stay with him for the sake of their two kids.
When asked if there would be a tribute to Alan in the special Comic Relief sequel, Richard Curtis just said, “You know, dealing with Alan is very complicated.”