Love Actually is one of those movies people either love or hate, but regardless of your feelings about the 2003 ensemble cast romcom, you can probably agree that a cheesy 10-minute reboot made 15 years later isn’t something the world especially needs. And yet, it’s something the world is going to get, thanks to BBC. To be fair, the aptly named Love Actually 2 is happening in support of a lovely sounding charity called Red Nose Day, which works to eradicate child poverty. But, you know, still. There has to be a better way.
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Anyway, the reboot is directed once again by Richard Curtis and will include all the originals, like Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Lincoln, and, according to the first of what I imagine will be many “teasers,” Andrew Lincoln’s pseudo-romantic pieces of posterboard. It’s kinda funny how once you’ve seen someone brutally murder countless zombies, it’s significantly harder to believe them as the nice-guy love interest who creatively employs office supplies to woo his ladies.
For some reason, fashion icon and my personal hero Kate Moss has also agreed to cameo in the short. According to WWD, a representative confirmed her appearance in the film but declined to comment on what, exactly, her role will be. Regardless, there’s no way it could possibly top her recent appearance in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, when, after being knocked into the River Thames by an aggressive Edina, she emerges several hours later, cigarette still lit and Champagne glass in tow.
Love Actually 2 will premiere in the U.K. on March 24 on BBC One. Unfortunately, Americans will have to wait until May 25 for the special to air on NBC.