It may have aired nearly two decades ago, but Love Actually still has the entire world in a loving chokehold. Hailed as one of the best Christmas movies of all time, people all over the world gather around the TV to watch it yet again once the calendar hits December, because let’s be honest, nothing gets you in the festive spirit like a snowy London setting and comforting British accents.
If you’re yet to settle in for your 2021 viewing party of the iconic flick, we’ll give you a quick recap. Juliet (Keira Knightley) is married to Peter’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor), but unbeknown to her, his best friend and best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln) is secretly besotted with her. We spend most of the movie under the impression that he doesn’t like her very much, only to find out he is actually in love with her, which he reveals by showing up at her doorstep and displaying several very cutesy cue cards. She responds by giving him a kiss, before rushing back inside to her husband.
It’s arguably one of the best scenes of the entire movie, but it’s left us wondering who Juliet decided to choose in the end. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Keira has revealed (for the first time) that she actually knows who her character ends up with.
“Yes, I know that I stay with my husband!” she said, laughing.
Don’t feel too bad for Mark, though. In 2019, writer-director Richard Curtis created a 15 minute short titled Red Nose Day Actually, where it is revealed that he is now happily married to his longtime celebrity crush, Kate Moss. Good for him!
In the same interview, Keira shockingly went on to reveal that she hasn’t watched the film since 2003. Obviously she doesn’t hold the same level of obsession as the rest of the world, explaining that she finds it weird to watch movies that she’s in.
“It’s just very odd watching films that you’re in! It’s just a bit weird!”
We certainly don’t understand it, but we’ve watched the film enough times to make up for Keira.
The actress is currently promoting her latest film, Silent Night, which falls into the horror-comedy genre (and has definitely piqued our interest). In it, she plays a woman hosting a group of friends for a Christmas party, but despite the merriment and festivities, something seems very, very off. Suffice to say, Keira has definitely maintained her status as the queen of Christmas flicks.