Andrew Lincoln reckons he was a huge creep in ‘Love Actually’

Andrew Lincoln reckons he was a huge creep in ‘Love Actually’

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Love Actually is a rom-com that has firmly sealed its place as a classic Christmas love story. But there’s always been one character in the movie who has divided fans. That guy was Andrew Lincoln.

If you don’t remember his character, he’s the one whose in charge of filming his best mate’s wedding and basically spends the whole day drooling over his best friend’s new bride and making a video focused solely on her.

If the creepy film montage isn’t enough, he then goes and confesses his love to her (his best friend’s wife) in the cue cards that divide rom-com fans everywhere.

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This scene. Ya big creep. Look how uncomfortable she is!

Fans are divided as to whether this is a romantic gesture of devotion or the selfish move of a stalker. The man himself, Andrew Lincoln, has come out and said that he was worried about being seen as the latter in the film because of the role he was asked to play.

“The story is set up like a prism looking at all the different qualities of love. Mine was unrequited. So I got to be this weird stalker guy. In one of the most romantic movies of all time, I got to play the only guy who doesn’t get the girl,” Lincoln said to Entertainment Weekly.

Lincoln then expanded on his feelings about his character and the love with which his character is associated.

“I kept saying to Richard [Curtis, the film’s writer-director], ‘Are you sure I’m not going to come off as a creepy stalker?’”

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Which he definitely does. The girl is married. To your best friend. You don’t have to confess anything because she is MARRIED AND HAPPY.

Lincoln is very aware that his behaviour wouldn’t be half as romantic if he wasn’t considered cute and harmless.

“I think it was decided that I looked quite innocent…I didn’t have facial hair or wrinkles back then…I didn’t look as, well, creepy as I do now,” he said.
So it seems the question of romantic vs creep has finally been answered. He knew he was playing a creep and embraced it with open arms. What an actor!