POPULAR romantic-comedy Love Actually is set for a mini-reboot in aid of charity – and, yes, many of the original cast are on board.
Although many celebs are gearing up for the Comic Relief special, Emma Thompson won’t be one of them.
The actress, who played Alan Rickman’s onscreen wife Karen in the blockbuster, revealed why she won’t be participating.
She confessed that the scriptwriter Richard Curtis decided to cut her character from the Red Nose Day film reunion following the tragic death of her co-star Alan Rickman.
The talented 57-year-old told the Press Association: “Richard wrote to me and said, ‘Darling, we can’t write anything for you because of Alan’, and I said, ‘No, of course, it would be sad, too sad.’
“It’s too soon. It’s absolutely right because it’s supposed to be for Comic Relief but there isn’t much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend, really, just over a year ago.
“We thought and thought (about it) but it just seemed wrong. It was absolutely the right decision.”
Fans are bound to be disappointed in the news, especially as they’ve been wondering where Harry and Karen’s relationship would’ve headed in a potential sequel.
Last year, scriptwriters revealed whether or not the fictional couple were able to work through their differences following the affair storyline in the rom-com.
Following the tragic death of Golden Globe Award-winning actor Rickman, tributes flooded in for the star.
Close friend Emma Thompson said: “What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness.
“His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word.
“The intransigence which made him the great artist he was—his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view. I learned a lot from him.”