First pictures of Love Actually 2 have emerged
Love Actually fans get a first look at the Comic Relief sequel after Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Liam Neeson are snapped filming.
Filming for the new 10-minute follow up began today and we can’t believe how grown up character Sam looks!
14 years after the young actor captured the hearts of viewers with his puppy love storyline, Thomas Brodie-Sangster was seen filming scenes with Liam Neeson, who plays Sam’s stepfather in the movie.
Writer and wife of filmmaker Richard Curtis, Emma Frued, posted a photo of the duo on a bench in front of the Thames today, alongside the caption: “So this just happened. #rednosedayactually day 1 of filming. Might have cried a tiny bit”.
— emma freud (@emmafreud) February 16, 2017
The pictures follow the announcement that the 2003 romcom classic was getting a sequel for this year’s Comic Relief and Red Nose Day.
Richard talked about how much he has enjoyed working on the script. He said: “Over the years I’ve enjoyed doing Red Nose Day specials of TV things I’ve worked on – Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley and Mr Bean.
“It seemed like a fun idea this year to do a special sketch based one of my films, since Red Nose Day is now in both the UK and America.
“I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to Love Actually, but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to. Who has aged best? – I guess that’s the big question… or is it so obviously Liam?”
The filmmaker also expressed his gratitude to all the big names from the movie who were willing to get involved with the sequel.
He said: “We’ve been delighted and grateful that so many of the cast are around and able to take part – and it’ll certainly be a nostalgic moment getting back together and recreating their characters 14 years later. We hope to make something that’ll be fun – very much in the spirit of the original film and of Red Nose Day – and which we hope will help bring lots of viewers and cash to the Red Nose Day shows.”
Comic Relief Actually will air March 24 on BBC One.