In the years since it was released to a fairly lukewarm critical response, Richard Curtis’ ‘Love Actually’ has become something of a Christmas staple. Popping on your well-worn ‘Love Actually’ DVD for its annual viewing has become as important as digging out your Christmas jumper, buying your presents, and putting up the tree. The film’s title is a bit of an in-joke by Richard Curtis.
In footage from the movie’s DVD release, handily unearthed on Buzzfeed, Richard Curtis reveals that there was a same-sex relationship between Anne Reid’s brusque headmistress and her lover, Frances de la Tour. Curtis, who says he was 'sorry to lose’ the plot strand, adds: “The idea was meant to be that you just casually met this very sort of stern headmistress. As is, all the relationships in the finished movie, with its star-laden cast featuring Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson, Martine McCutcheon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln and Keira Knightley, were heterosexual.
It’s been revealed that Hollywood starlet Chloe Moretz (’Kick-Ass’; ‘Hugo’) will star in the live-action adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’. Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, Moretz, 18, will feature as the mermaid that sacrifices it all for the prince she falls in love with. Variety report that scribe Richard Curtis will pen the screenplay and adapt the famed story.