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Hugh Grant ‘hated’ dancing for Love Actually sequel

Actor Hugh Grant despised having to reprise his awkward dancing for the new Love Actually U.S. charity sequel.
The Notting Hill star portrayed the British Prime Minister in the festive 2003 original, and he reunited with his castmates Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, and Andrew Lincoln, among others, earlier this year (17) when they filmed a 10-minute follow-up, which aired as part of Britain’s Comic Relief Red Nose Day telethon in March (17).
Another short sequel to the romantic comedy, with a completely different storyline, will feature in the U.S. Red Nose Day version on Thursday (25May17), and Hugh admits he was not happy to have to dance like a mad man again.
During an onset visit filmed for U.S. breakfast show Today, Grant revealed, “I dreaded that dancing scene in Love Actually more than words can say, and to do it again, 14 years later… Different tune, more dancing, with a slightly different spin… That’s what we’re doing now, that’s why I’m grumpy, because I’m hating it.”
For the U.S. mini-sequel, the castmembers will be joined by Laura Linney, who reprises her role as unlucky-in-love Sarah from the original release. She did not appear in the U.K. Comic Relief get-together.
Filmmaker Richard Curtis returned to direct both charity specials.

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