The director doesn’t find the film funny at all
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Richard Curtis, the “Love Actually” screenwriter and director, admitted at the Times and Sunday Times’ Cheltenham Literature Festival (via Today) that he regretted including so many jokes about weight in his 2003 holiday favourite.
The movie frequently makes fun of Natalie (Martine McCutcheon)’s size, with her father calling her “plumpy,” a coworker commenting on her “huge thighs,” and her romantic interest (Hugh Grant) exclaiming, “God, you weigh a lot,” as she leaps into his arms.
“I remember how shocked I was like five years ago when [my daughter] Scarlett said to me, ‘You can never use the word ‘fat’ again,’” Curtis said. “And wow, [she was] right. I think I was behind the curve, and those jokes aren’t any longer funny, so I don’t feel I was malicious at the time, but I think I was unobservant and not as clever as I should have been.”
Recently, many of Curtis’ movies have been criticised for being outdated, especially when they include largely white casts, like in movies like “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Notting Hill.”
“I came from a very un-diverse school and a bunch of university friends,” Curtis said when asked about the lack of diversity in his films. “[With] ‘Notting Hill,’ I think that I hung on to the diversity issue, to the feeling that I wouldn’t know how to write those parts. And I think I was just sort of stupid and wrong about that.”
“I feel as though me, my casting director, my producers just didn’t think about it,” he added. “Just didn’t look outwards enough.”
In an interview with Diane Sawyer last year for the ABC News special “The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later,” Curtis claimed he felt “uncomfortable and a bit stupid” about the Christmas movie’s “lack of diversity.”
At the time, he added, “There are things you’d change but, thank God, society is changing, so my film is bound, in some moments, to feel out of date.”
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Love Actually 2 Could Be In The Works
Fans of the beloved holiday classic, ‘Love Actually,’ brace yourselves, because it seems like Christmas has come early this year with a jaw-dropping announcement. The long-awaited sequel, ‘Love Actually 2,’ is reportedly in the works, and it’s bound to set hearts aflutter all over again.
‘Love Actually,’ directed by Richard Curtis, first graced our screens in 2003 and immediately captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. The film’s intertwining stories of love, heartache, and the holiday spirit have made it a staple for seasonal viewing.
Rumors about a potential sequel have swirled for years, leaving fans eagerly speculating about where the characters’ lives would take them next. Now, it seems that their wishes are about to come true.
While details about the sequel’s plot and cast remain tightly under wraps, reports suggest that the original movie’s stars, including Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, and Liam Neeson, have expressed interest in reuniting for this long-awaited project.
The return of the original cast members would undoubtedly add a sense of nostalgia and continuity to the sequel, allowing fans to reconnect with their favorite characters.
Even more thrilling is the news that Richard Curtis, the mastermind behind the first film, is set to return as the director and screenwriter for ‘Love Actually 2.’ His storytelling prowess and ability to capture the complexities of love and human connection have us counting down the days until the film’s release.
As we anxiously await more information about ‘Love Actually 2,’ one can’t help but wonder where the characters we fell in love with nearly two decades ago will be today. Will Mark finally find his own happy ending? How have Jamie and Aurelia navigated married life? And what about Sarah and Karl?
While we may have to wait a little longer for an official release date, the mere confirmation of ‘Love Actually 2’ is undoubtedly the holiday gift we’ve all been longing for. It promises to bring joy, laughter, and tears once more, reminding us that love is, indeed, all around.
As we prepare to embark on this heartwarming journey with our beloved ‘Love Actually’ characters, there’s no doubt that ‘Love Actually 2’ will capture our hearts all over again. Stay tuned for more updates as we await the most anticipated sequel of the decade. In the words of the original film, “To me, you are perfect,” and that sentiment holds true for the magic of ‘Love Actually 2’ as well.
Home Alone Sequel Starring Macaulay Culkin Is In The Works
Looks like Macaulay Culkin could be back as Kevin!
Home Alone and Home Alone 2 are two of the most legendary Christmas films, which resulted in several lacklustre sequels, primarily due to the absence of Macaulay Culkin who gave his all in the role of Kevin.
However, according to the movie website GiantFreakingRobotThe most recent Home Alone installment was Home Sweet Home Alone, the sixth film in the franchise and starring Archie Yates as Max Mercer. Max protects his home in the same booby-trapped fashion, but the whole thing is a mistake. and their reliable sources, Macaulay Culkin is slated to return for a new Home Alone film for Disney+.
Now as a fully grown adult we assume that that Culkin’s character will not be the one laying traps this time, but he is returning to his finest franchise.
The most recent Home Alone installment was Home Sweet Home Alone, the sixth film in the franchise and starring Archie Yates as Max Mercer. Max protects his home in the same booby-trapped fashion, but the whole thing is a mistake.
The world does introduce some older characters, such as Devin Raytray as Officer Buzz McCallister, and even reveals that Macaulay Culkin’s Kevin operates a security firm which makes sense after battling against two burglars in both movies!
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Joe Pesci, who portrayed one of the original films’ wet bandits, stated a few months ago that he would be prepared to return to the Home Alone world, and he has also been increasing his acting roles recently.