The Love Actually sequel — or “Red Nose Day Actually”, as it’s been dubbed — may have aired in the U.K. last Friday (March 24), but that doesn’t mean viewers in the U.S. are second best.
We’ll get our chance to see the rom-com update on May 25, and though that might at first seem like a bum deal, our patience is going to be rewarded with a whole new scene and an update on a beloved character missing from the U.K. broadcast.
So far we’ve seen what’s happened to the characters played by Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, and Andrew Lincoln, though the untimely death of Alan Rickman last year means there’s no closure for fans of his and Emma Thompson‘s characters.
But U.K. viewers spotted one other omission in the 12-minute clip:
— Helen Fisher (@helenruthfisher) March 24, 2017
Hear, hear, is all we can say. What has happened to Laura Linney‘s character Sarah in the 14 years since she did that adorable Snoopy dance on the stairs of her apartment?
Well, wonder no more. The film’s director and writer Richard Curtis is reportedly working on an alternate cut of the film for the U.S. version of Red Nose Day broadcasting in May, and it will feature at least one new scene starring Laura.
“I’d done something for the last Red Nose Day,” the Big C actress told Entertainment Weekly. “So I’d kept in touch with Richard Curtis. 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.”
More importantly, though, did she and Karl (Rodrigo Santoro) get it together in the end? Heres a reminder of their love story for anyone who’s forgotten:
It’s not clear what happened after they last saw each other on Christmas Eve, nor do we know if Rodrigo, who’s just appeared in Westworld, will also be returning for the sequel.
In fact, details are so thin on the ground, not even Laura knows what will happen.
“I have no idea what I’m doing yet,” she admitted. “Not a clue.”
Awww. We’ve certainly got our fingers crossed for a happy ending for these two. But we’re not likely to find out until the Love Actually sequel airs as part of Red Nose Day on NBC this May 25.
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