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Love Actually's Laura Linney signs up for American version of the sequel

Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
March 29, 2017
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Love Actually star Laura Linney has revealed she has signed up for the American version of the sequel. Last Friday fans of the film got to see the debut of Red Nose Day Actually during Comic Relief's telethon. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Laura - who played American woman Sarah - explained: "I'd done something for the last Red Nose Day. So I'd kept in touch with Richard Curtis. And then he sent me an email, explaining this short film reunion. I said yes, obviously. How could I say no? And right away we were figuring out our schedules."

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In the original film, Laura's character was left torn between caring for her mentally ill brother as she tried to embark on a romance with handsome co-worker Karl, played by Rodrigo Santoro. The 53-year-old also disclosed that her scenes will be filmed next month, but has insisted she doesn't know the fate of Sarah. She added: "I have no idea what I’m doing yet. Not a clue."

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Love Actually star Laura Linney has signed up for American version of the sequel

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The much-anticipated sequel to Love Actually hit TV screens last week with Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth all reprising their roles. The short ten-minute film caught up with their characters from 14 years ago. The biggest surprise of the night came from supermodel Kate Moss, who made an appearance as Mark's (Andrew Lincoln) wife. Hugh returned at the Prime Minister alongside his partner Natalie (Martine McCutcheon).


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Meanwhile, Jamie (Colin Firth) is still happy with his Portuguese wife. They now have three children and during the film she tells him she's expecting again! And Daniel (Liam Neeson) is overjoyed when his son Sam reveals that his childhood crush, Joanna, is now his girlfriend. The US version of Red Nose Day will air on NBC on May 25.

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