The cast of ‘Love Actually’ will reunite for the 20th anniversary TV special



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One of the most beloved modern Christmas classics turns 20 next year, and to mark the occasion, the cast members of the 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually” are reuniting for a TV special that will air on ABC on next week, the chain announced on Tuesday.

The special features Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, along with the film’s writer and director Richard Curtis.

In a promotional clip shared by ABC’s “20/20” show on Twitter, Diane Sawyer asks the cast to fill in the line “Love is really…”, to which Grant drolly replies, “Dead!”

According to ABC, the special will look at how the film successfully brought together a diverse ensemble to create a charming and engaging film that examines various love relationships during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England, which will become a beloved holiday tradition all around. the world.

The show, which comes a little early considering the film was released on November 6, 2003, will also look at how the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people interact, love and connect , and the important need for kindness in families. and communities.

The new reunion is not the first time that the actors of “Love Actually” – which also includes Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Colin Firth – have reunited.

In 2017, a short sequel to the film was produced for NBC in honor of Red Nose Day, a charity for needy children created by Curtis.

“The Laughter & Secrets of ‘Love Actually’: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer Special” airs in November. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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