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This Love Actually Scene Was Taken From Four Weddings And A Funeral

This Love Actually Scene Was Taken From Four Weddings And A Funeral

It's been 18 years since Love Actually was released, and fans are still discovering new facts about the rom-com.

Love Actually was released 18 years ago and watching it has become as much of a Christmas tradition as the tree and turkey. Despite its age, new facts are still being discovered about the rom-com. 

We bet you didn’t know that one of the scenes was meant for Four Weddings And A Funeral but it appeared in Love Actually instead?

According to The Mirror, the scene in which Colin Frizzel (Kris Marshall) accidentally insults the wedding caterer by criticising the food and not realising she was the caterer was written for Four Weddings

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The scene never made the final cut of Four Weddings though and director Richard Curtis, who directed both Four Weddings and Love Actually, decided to recycle it and drop it straight into the script for Love Actually. He didn’t even change the names of the characters.

Kris Marshall as Colin Frissell in Love Actually. (

And the irony doesn’t stop there. The scene was originally written for Hugh Grant’s character Charles in Four Weddings.

We also learned that Keira Knightly was only 17 at the time of filming Love Actually while Emma Thompson had to film her crying scene 12 times - that’s a lot of tears.

"We decided to do it like how Mike Newell did it in Four Weddings - I shot in medium-wide, and didn’t move the camera," director Richard Curtis explained.

"We just let it happen, and Emma walked into the room 12 times in a row and sobbed. It was an amazing feat of acting."

The director added that was the only scene she filmed that day - we’re not surprised, she must have needed a lie down after that.

So there you have it. A random bit of Love Actually knowledge to impress your guests with this Christmas. 

Love Actually is available to stream or buy on several platforms over Christmas, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: Christmas, TV And Film