With only a few short weeks left until the holidays actually hit us, we all have those festively romantic movies on nonstop, right? Right!? Well, I know I do... And among some of my personal favorites is "Love Actually," and if you've seen it, you probably agree.
From the classic "To Me You Are Perfect" signs — which is actually questionable considering they help Mark (Andrew Lincoln) profess his love to his best friend's wife (Keira Knightley) — to the epic dance scene by the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant), there are just so many feel-good moments worth watching, over and over and over.
Recently, "Variety" sat down with Hugh Grant and got the scoop on what it was like filming the iconic scene in which he dances around his mansion to "Jump (For My Love)" by The Pointer Sisters in pure, wholesome excitement after making progress with his love interest. In case you haven't seen it (or even if you have), here it is:
According to Grant, filming the scene was "absolute hell." YIKES. Because this perfectly joyful moment was quite the opposite for viewers... Literally the polar opposite.
"There was this dance written and I thought, 'That's going to be excruciating' and it has the power to be the most excruciating scene ever committed to celluloid," Grant shared, adding, "Imagine, you're a grumpy 40-year-old Englishman, it's seven in the morning, you're stone-cold sober and it's like, 'OK Hugh if you'd just like to freak out now.'" HAHAHA. Poor guy. But thank you for taking one for the team and doing it because WOW did I "very much like the look of" it.
While Grant insists he didn't rehearse the scene, "Love Actually" writer Richard Curtis insists he rehearsed the scene, which they left to the last day — likely since it made Grant so uncomfortable. Rehearsal or not though, it was impressive. And not to be dramatic but the movie would surely not be complete without it, so THANK G(rant) FOR THAT.
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