If you missed Laura Linney in the Love Actually sequel, she'll be back in the US version of it

The Love Actually sequel, called Red Nose Day Actually, aired last weekend in aid of comic relief.

While seeing the likes of Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln and Bill Nighy among many others reprise their roles was a pleasure, you likely noticed a few characters were missing.

After all, the sequel was a short of only about 15 minutes in length.

While the absence of Emma Thompson has been accounted for – the inclusion of a storyline for the actress would have been too sad following her co-star Alan Rickman’s death – one actress who was more mysteriously missing from the segment was Laura Linney.

Linney played Sarah in the 2003 holiday romantic comedy, who sadly gives up on her passionate love affair with her co-worker in order to take care of her brother, who is mentally ill.

While she didn’t get her happy ending, EW has revealed that Linney will get the opportunity to reprise her role for the US version of Red Nose Day Actually, which airs on May 25th on NBC.


“I’d done something for the last Red Nose Day,” the actress tells EW of the 2015 event. “So I’d kept in touch with Richard Curtis. And then he sent me an email, explaining this short film reunion. I said yes, obviously. How could I say no? And right away we were figuring out our schedules.”

Her scene will be filmed in April, though Linney adds, “I have no idea what I’m doing yet. Not a clue.”

There’s no word yet on whether her on-screen co-worker Karl, played by Rodrigo Santoro, will be joining her, but watch this space.


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