Andrew Lincoln has opened up about his somewhat controversial character in Love, Actually, admitting that he thought that Mark seemed like a "creepy stalker guy." In the popular romcom film, Andrew's character Mark is deeply in love with his best friend's wife, takes close-up footage of her face throughout her wedding day and eventually proclaims his love for her in a series of cards.
Andrew spoke about his role in Love Actually
Chatting to Entertainment Weekly about the popular 2003 film, he said: "The story is set up like a prism looking at all the different qualities of love. Mine was unrequited. So I got to be this weird stalker guy. My big scene in the doorway felt so easy. I just had to hold cards and be in love with Keira Knightley. But I kept saying to Richard [Curtis], 'Are you sure I'm not going to come off as a creepy stalker?'" Richard has since opened up about the role himself, admitting: "Retroactively, I'm aware that Andrew's role was on the edge. But I think because Andrew was so openhearted and guileless, we knew we'd get away with it." The Walking Dead star agreed, joking: "I think it was decided that I looked quite innocent. I didn't have facial hair or wrinkles back then — and I wasn't starring on a zombie TV show. I didn't look as, well, creepy as I do now."
The star reprised his role as Mark for the Comic Relief sequel to the hit film and spoke about how much he was looking forward to getting back into the role, saying: "Richard [Curtis] got in touch about a month ago and mentioned he had something in mind. I'm shooting something in March. It's fun and going to be really great to see everyone again. It's very exciting. It's a very cool thing."