11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Love Actually’
9. Young Star
Thomas Brodie Sangster played the adorable Sam, Liam Neeson’s character’s stepson, and out of the entire star-studded cast, Richard Curtis said giving Sangster the role was “the best bit of casting” for the entire film.
8. Being Richard Curtis
Andrew Lincoln’s character Mark is based on Richard Curtis himself. During the filming of the now infamous scene where Mark reveals his true feelings for Keira Knightley’s character Juliet via handwritten cards, Lincoln learned the truth behind his character. “Richard’s partner Emma came over and whispered in my ear, ‘You know, you’re playing Richard.’ I said, ‘What?’ And she said, ‘Yeah. this is the closest to Richard that he’s ever written.'” Also, many seem to really loathe that scene, but let’s set the record straight, it is amazing.