The Love Actually sequel won't pay tribute to Alan Rickman

The screenwriter behind the modern Christmas classic, Richard Curtis, recently confirmed Rickman and Thompson's heartbreaking on screen love story would not be revisited.

Director Richard Curtis has said it would be "complicated" to deal with the passing of the actor, who died previous year and played Harry in the 2004 film.

"You know dealing with Alan is very complicated, so not really", Curtis told the Press Association when asked whether Rickman's character could feature in some way.

According to director Richard Curtis, the new script won't include Thompson or a tribute to Rickman, who died in 2016, per Digital Spy.

The film is being produced in collaboration with Red Nose Day, with proceeds going to the charity and your viewing going to a good cause. "We're doing about two thirds of people".

Since it was announced last week that the cast of cherished ensemble rom-com Love Actually will be reuniting for a mini-sequel for Comic Relief, tongues have been a-wagging as to how the event will pay tribute to the late Alan Rickman, who died past year. "She just can't do it", he added.

Everyone is excited about the Love Actually reunion for the upcoming "mini-sequel" but there will be one star missing.

Curtis said he was "delighted" about the fact that he had been able to reassemble so numerous original cast 14 year later and said the reunion will be "nostalgic".

Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Martine McCutcheon and Rowan Atkinson, however, are all set to appear in the 10-minute short film, titled "Red Nose Day Actually", which is slated to air March 25 on NBC.

  • Salvatore Jensen