Once again, love actually is all around. But, this time, it’s 14 years later and it’s all for a great cause. Earlier this year, it was announced that the original cast of the romantic hit film Love Actually would be reuniting as part of a celebration of Red Nose Day and, it finally happened!
For those who may not be familiar with the cause, per their website, “Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years. On Red Nose Day everyone is encouraged to cast inhibitions aside, put on a Red Nose and fund-raise – celebrities included! It culminates in a night of cutting edge comedy and moving documentary films on BBC One. Red Nose Day unites the entire nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people across Africa and the UK who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty.”
The United States celebrated the day on Thursday night with a telethon on NBC. The telethon consisted of celebrity specials such as Celebrity American Ninja Warrior where Arrow star Stephen Amell CRUSHED the hell out of that obstacle course, Running Wild with Bear Grylls featuring Julia Roberts traveling to 3rd world countries to provide vaccinations to children in need and an hour long variety show hosted by Chris Hardwick.
The Love Actually sequel aired in three parts during the variety show portion of the evening and we are sure fans of the film are VERY happy with where their favorite characters end up, all these years later. The sequel also did a great job of keeping with the theme of Red Nose Day. Perhaps the best part was Hugh Grant’s (once again stepping into the role of Prime Minister David) speech at the end during which he says:
“Obviously, times for many people have got harder and people are nervous and fearful. And it’s not just in politics that things are tough. Usain Bolt has run his last Olympics. The Harry Potter films are finished. Piers Morgan is still alive. But, let’s look at the other side of the coin. Metallica’s new album is an absolute cracker. And, on a deeper level, I’m optimistic. Wherever you see tragedy, you see bravery, too. Wherever you see ordinary people in need, you see extraordinary, ordinary people come to their aid. Today’s Red Nose Day and people are giving their hard-earned cash to people who they’ll never meet, but whose pain and fear they feel and want to fight. So, it’s not just romantic love, which is all around. Most people still every day, everywhere have enough love in their hearts to help human beings in trouble. Good is going to win. I’m actually sure of it.”
Check out the complete 16 plus minutes of the Love Actually sequel which aired on Red Nose Day last night and visit www.rednoseday.org to find out how you can help children in need!
Source: Vanity Fair