Buzzing: No Love Actually sequel for Thompson

No Love Actually sequel for Thompson

Actress Emma Thompson is not taking part in a short Love Actually sequel for Britain's Comic Relief charity appeal because it is "too soon" to reprise her role in the romantic comedy after the death last year of co-star Alan Rickman.

A short film revisiting the characters of the 2013 hit is in the works for the charity appeal, which holds its fund-raising day and televised evening of celebrity comedy sketches on March 24.

"It's supposed to be for Comic Relief and there isn't much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend," Thompson said at the British launch of Disney's new Beauty And The Beast film last Thursday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe