Sixteen years after it was released, the popular romantic comedy Love Actually is still winning the hearts of spectators. But fans have recently found out something surprising about the film that they completely missed the first time they saw it.
As the Christmas period fast approaches, it's time to get out our old, favourite Christmas movies and snuggle up on the sofa with a box of chocolates. Love Actually is set in the streets of London during the Christmas period and tells multiple stories featuring a lot of largely talented cast members including some notable names such as the beloved Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant, and everyone's favourite zombie-hunter, Andrew Lincoln.
Among the many characters in this feature film is Juliet, who finds out that her new husband’s best friend is in love with her. And we all remember Sam, the young boy that lives with his step-dad after his mother died and asks him for advice on how to make a girl at school fall in love with him.
Juliet is played by Keira Knightley, whilst Thomas Brodie-Sangster takes on the role of Sam. Although the two characters are both in quite different stages of their respective lives, the actors became stars only 5 years apart.
As it turns out, Keira Knightley was just 18 years old while they were filming this movie and Thomas Brodie-Sangster was 13. Internet users were quite surprised to learn this little fact about the film.
The actors played two widely different roles. Keira, who played Juliet, a young, newly married woman and Thomas, who played Sam a prepubescent young boy who found love for the first time.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster just last year starred in Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the last episode in this trilogy. As for Keira Knightley, she's starred in a few films released this year like Berlin, I Love You and The Aftermath.