“Love Actually script editor reveals what happened with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman’s characters”
They, uh, he cheated on her with someone at work and then she cried, right?
“Not only is Emma Freud the wife of Love Actually writer and director Richard Curtis, but she was also a script editor for the film. Needless to say, she has a wealth of insider information about the beloved British dramedy, so fans were elated when she live-tweeted a midnight screening of the film Saturday. From her responses, we finally know for sure what went on with Harry and Karen.”
No, yeah, he was flirting with someone with Big Adultery Eyes from work, and he bought his mistress a big thing of jewelry, and Emma Thompson found it, and she thought he was buying it for her, but he just bought her a Joni Mitchell CD, and then she cried, is what happened. Right?
“Harry is flirting it up with his secretary Mia (Heike Makatsch), and his wife, Karen, breaks down in tears when she finds out. At the end of the film, Karen and Harry seem to be back together, but it’s pretty unclear. So fans wanted to know: did Harry really have an affair with Mia, and are Karen and Harry actually together at the end of the movie?”
Yes. Right? That’s what I just said, mostly. Why do I feel like I’m crazy for remembering how this movie happened? He cheated on her! She found out! It was sad! They still spend Christmas together, but things aren’t the same anymore! Then something else happened!
THAT’S WHAT I JUST SAID
In conclusion: you remember Love, Actually accurately. Thank you for your time.
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.