There was quite a bit we knew about the Love Actually sequel before it was aired in the UK, like the fact that Emma Thompson wouldn’t be appearing in it (for a reason that will break your heart) and that the trailer recreated one of the most awkward scenes in the entire beloved original movie. But what we weren’t aware of was the fact that the US version will have one MAJOR difference.
While fans of the film across the ocean were already treated to the short 12-minute sequel, they were left asking one question…
That’s right, Laura Linney (who you’ll remember as Sarah) didn’t show up in the sequel. While that might be a bit of disappointing news at first, it turns out that the US version will include an extra scene featuring the actress.
Chatting with EW, Linney confirmed the news and revealed that her scene has still not been filmed. “I’d kept in touch with Richard Curtis,” she said, speaking of the film’s director. “And then he sent me an email, explaining this short film reunion. I said yes, obviously. How could I say no? And right away we were figuring out our schedules.” That schedule meant that Linney wouldn’t be filming her scene until April, which will have it ready for the US release on May 25 on NBC.
This is great news for anyone wanting to catch up with as many couples from the original as possible. UK fans might even want to find a way to check out the US version, since it includes a little sumthin’ extra.
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(h/t Mashable; photos via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty, Universal Pictures)