Richard Curtis was adamant there wouldn't be a Love Actually sequel
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 March 2017
Richard Curtis was "always sure" he would never do a 'Love Actually' sequel, although plans for a follow-up had played on his mind before he decided to create 'Red Nose Day Actually'
Richard Curtis was "always sure" he would never do a 'Love Actually' sequel.
The 60-year-old screenwriter directed the comedy drama starring Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson in 2003, and although he has admitted he didn't ever plan to produce a follow-up, it played on his mind that a spin-off would be "fun".
He told the Radio Times: "I've always been sure I wouldn't do a sequel - but I had sometimes thought it would have been fun to see what some of the characters were up to. Fifteen years later you can be pretty sure that Bill Nighy's Billy Mack would still be releasing dodgy records."
However, Richard soon changed his mind in the name of charity and has created a 10-minute short movie 'Red Nose Day Actually', which is being filmed for Comic Relief.
He said: "I thought about the night of Comic Relief. Over the years I've done specials of 'Mr Bean' and 'Blackadder' and 'The Vicar of Dibley' and I suddenly thought I could do a little special of 'Love Actually' set on Red Nose Day. And it seemed like a good moment to make it, too - every year Red Nose Day strikes me as a demonstration of the basic generosity of the British public."
And the creator has revealed he was desperate to develop the characters plot line and intended for certain actors to have children in the mini-movie, which will air on BBC One as part of their Red Nose Day coverage on March 24.
He explained: "And I did want one or two of the couples to have a kid of two - and see what happened to Liam Neeson's son once he was all grown up."