Love Actually's Martine McCutcheon defends divisive cue card scene

Catherine Earp
·2-min read
Photo credit: NOW TV
Photo credit: NOW TV

From Digital Spy

Love Actually has been a staple Christmas movie since it first came out way back in 2003.

But with a whole new generation now having grown up with the film, some are questioning whether the famous scene where Mark (Andrew Lincoln) reveals his love for his best friend's wife Juliet (Keira Knightley) via cue cards, is actually cute or verges on a stalker move.

"I don't think it's creepy at all," Martine McCutcheon exclusively told Digital Spy. "I think people do crazy things when they are in love with people.

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Photo credit: Universal

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"He had his moment where he thought 'enough now, I've told her how I feel, I love my friend too but I had to get it off my chest in the right way'.

"She'd already seen the video, and I think it was his way of making things explained and comfortable."

The former EastEnders actress added why she thought the film had become such a classic.

"It's a really human take on love and shows all it's different complexities," she said. "It shows that it isn't always perfect and people have their struggles and insecurities. It shows a vulnerability that we are united in our vulnerability."

Photo credit: NOW TV
Photo credit: NOW TV

Martine has teamed up with NowTV to launch a Greetings Gram service, which allows people the chance to send loved ones a personalised, socially distanced doorstep message printed on cards and performed by a messenger.

"Many times I've been approached about things to do with Love Actually and I feel like it needs to be the right fit," she said.

"I thought this year, the message of love and the doorstep greeting service from NowTV is a perfect fit. Now more than ever people need that human connection and message of love. Now that it's linked with such a film that makes people feel loved and happy watching, it really felt like it was the right fit."

NOW TV have launched their new Greetings Gram service to help spread festive cheer and celebrate the fantastic range of Christmas films they have on offer. Send your loved one a festive Greetings Gram to remember here.

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