‘Love Actually’ Reunion Trailer Debuts, Comes To U.S. TVs On May 25
The saying, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder,’ will surly be proven true on May 25 as the Love Actually reunion airs in the United States. The first full trailer of the reunion was released on Thursday.
The reunion film has been orchestrated to support Red Nose Day, originally a British charity set up to help international children in need. The annual event is now in the U.S. as well and involves celebrities and entertainers providing “comic relief.” The reunion film will be titled Red Nose Day Actually.
The majority of the Love Actually cast – which, if you recall, is massive – has come back for the reunion. Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightly, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Marcus Brigstocke, Olivia Olson, and an all-grown up Thomas Brodie-Sangster, have all returned.
Missing in the reunion are actors Martin Freeman, Kris Marshall, Emma Thompson and Allan Rickman, who passed away in January 2016.
The newest trailer shows several flashbacks to the original film, which was released in 2003, before giving viewers a brief glimpse of what is to come.
Despite the more-than a decade that has passed since the first film, the stars all seem to have aged quite well. Neeson is still giving park bench advice to Brodie-Sangster, Lincoln is still using large cardboard signs to communicate his love to Knightly, and Nighy is still talking about his sex life on the radio – only now, his conquests include the Kardashians, not just Britney Spears.
Red Nose Day Actually aired in the U.K. several months ago but the May 25 airing will be the first peek at the film for U.S. audiences. The reunion is only about ten minutes long but has been guaranteed to fill audiences in on what all the characters have been doing.
Red Nose Day will be broadcast on NBC at 10 p.m. EST on May 25.
Watch the new trailer below.