Andrew Lincoln did genuinely shock a passer-by while filming Love Actually

Sam Warner
·2-min read
Photo credit: Universal
Photo credit: Universal

From Digital Spy

If you'd ever wondered whether that man in Love Actually holding shopping bags was genuinely startled by Andrew Lincoln's meltdown, the truth has been revealed at last.

If you remember, in the Dido-soundtracked scene from Christmas classic, Lincoln's character Mark leaves his own house after Juliet (Keira Knightley) discovers that he has been in love with her the whole time.

However, Mark can barely contain his frustration and shouts in the middle of the street, shocking one passer-by... who was frankly just out doing his Christmas shopping.

Photo credit: Universal
Photo credit: Universal

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Well, it turns out the startled man wasn't involved in the movie in any way and therefore his reaction is real. Amazing.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, director/writer Richard Curtis explained: "I think it was a real person, because we didn't control the street and it wasn't very busy, and he was just charging out.

"And there weren't any lines, so we kind of didn't... yeah, he just walked out. So I think it was a real person. I can't apologise enough!"

Well, it took the best part of two decades, but yes – sorry to that man.

Photo credit: Universal
Photo credit: Universal

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Meanwhile, Natalie star Martine McCutcheon has opened up to Digital Spy about the Love Actually storyline that she loves the most, admitting she is a big fan of the Colin Firth part.

"That was so funny and so sweet and the fact that he learnt Portuguese and he was so lovely to work with too. I just loved how it was shot," she said. "I just thought it was so sweet when he went back to the restaurant to get her and the whole family are marching behind him."

"I also love the Emma Thompson storyline because she is such a good actress and it's just so heartbreaking when she knows the necklace was never for her," McCutcheon added. "Every time I see that clip, I am just stopped in my tracks and I get a lump, I get so choked by it."

Love Actually is available to watch now on Sky Cinema and NOW TV.

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