The 'Love Actually' Cast Reunites in Heartwarming and Hilarious 'Red Nose Day' TV Special Trailer
By Liz Calvario
What the world needs now is love.
After making its debut in the U.K. in March for British Red Nose Day, the mini sequel to Love Actually is making its way to the States this month. Ahead of its broadcast, Universal Pictures released the official trailer for Red Nose Day Actually, which proves that Hugh Grant's Prime Minister David still has the moves – well, sort of.
"Seems to me that love is everywhere, often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy. But it's always there. If you look for it, I have a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around," Grant says off-camera as scenes from Richard Curtis' 2003 rom-com flash across the screen.
Set to Stevie Wonder’s "For Once in My Life," the new footage begins with a sweet reunion between Liam Neeson, reprising his role as widowed father Daniel, with now 26-year-old Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who plays his onscreen son, Sam. Fans also get a glimpse of Bill Nighy's rock star character, Billy Mack, who gets asked "what's the best sex he's ever had," and responds, "Definitely one of the Kardashians."
Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Andrew Lincoln, Martine McCutcheon, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rowan Atkinson can also been seen in the trailer. New to the NBC version is a guest appearance by Laura Linney as Sarah. Noticeably absent from the cast is Emma Thompson, who previously stated that she wouldn't be joining the sequel because it was "too sad" to film the project without the late Alan Rickman. The actress played Rickman's wife in the original.
The 20-minute Love Actually sequel was made in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day fundraiser and reunites the cast from the classic holiday film, giving fans an update on their favorite characters' lives.
Red Nose Day Actually will broadcast as part of NBC’s Red Nose Day Special on May 25.
For more on the reunion, check out the video below.