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Keira Knightley’s job in Love Actually revealed! Richard Curtis confirms Juliet’s profession

It’s been nearly 20 years since Love Actually first hit screens – and there isn’t any denying it is grow to be one of many UK’s most beloved Christmas movies.

But whereas followers delight in pouring over each element of the basic noughties rom-com each Christmas, there’s one small plot-point that director Richard Curtis, 66, has inadvertently saved near his chest for nearly 20 years. 

In a brand new interview along with his daughter Scarlett, the award-winning screenwriter has lastly addressed the small matter of Juliet’s profession – despite the fact that he insists it is already ‘very clear’ from the set design. 

Appearing on a brand new Instagram Reel along with his eldest youngster, the father-of-four revealed that eagle-eyed followers might have already labored out Juliet’s job from one key scene.

Keira Knightley performed Juliet in the 2003 Christmas film Love Actually. Pictured opening the door to Andrew Lincoln’s character in the well-known Christmas carol scene

TV author Scarlett – who boasts 89,000 Instagram followers – captioned her publish: ‘THE BIG REVEAL – per week in the past me and Dad received in a struggle as a result of he claimed it was very clear what Keira Knightley’s job in Love Actually was and I fervently disagreed. 

‘I took it to the folks and so they needed an answer. Here it’s. Happy Christmas.’

Newlywed Juliet is performed by Keira Knightley and discovers her new husband’s greatest pal Mark – performed by Andrew Lincoln – is secretly in love together with her all through the course of the film. 

After being quizzed by his daughter, 27, on digital camera, Richard stated: ‘I’m harm that you do not know. I feel it’s extremely clear from the set design whereas she’s making the cellphone name to Andrew Lincoln that she has labored for fairly a very long time as an inside decorator.’ 

Love Actually screenwriter and director Richard Curtis revealed Juliet's profession in a video interview with daughter Scarlett which was posted on Instagram

Love Actually screenwriter and director Richard Curtis revealed Juliet’s profession in a video interview with daughter Scarlett which was posted on Instagram

That stated, the director did admit that Juliet’s job was a moderately rushed determination in the lead-up to filming that scene the place she asks Mark if he has any video footage from her marriage ceremony.

He continued: ‘Everyone panicked and stated, “what kind of a room is she making the phone call from?” 

‘I stated, “how about she’s an interior decorator and so there’s lots of swatches and some paint?” It was an afterthought.’

To show that Juliet’s profession wasn’t apparent to each viewer, Scarlett put the question to her Instagram followers in a ballot.

The director said Juliet's job as an interior designer is 'very clear' from this set design. Keira's character Juliet pictured calling Mark to see if he had any video footage from her wedding

The director stated Juliet’s job as an inside designer is ‘very clear’ from this set design. Keira’s character Juliet pictured calling Mark to see if he had any video footage from her marriage ceremony

Keira with on-screen husband Chiwetel Ejiofor

Andrew Lincoln's character Mark famously professes his love in a Christmas carol scene

Left: Keira with on-screen husband Chiwetel Ejiofor. Right: Andrew Lincoln’s character Mark famously professes his love in a Christmas carol scene

Although Richard was assured that as much as 80 per cent would have figured it out from the set design, his daughter claimed {that a} staggering 96 per cent had no thought what Juliet was alleged to have executed for a residing.

Poking enjoyable at her father, Scarlett revealed that clueless followers had instructed Juliet labored in PR or movie trade based mostly on what number of VHS tapes she owned.

Scarlett then jokingly requested how an 18-year-old – the age Keira Knightley was when she took on the position – managed to interrupt into such a aggressive trade.

Richard Curtis (left) pictured with wife Emma Freud (right) and three of their children Spike, 18, Scarlett, 27, and Charlie, 21, in October 2018

Richard Curtis (left) pictured with spouse Emma Freud (proper) and three of their youngsters Spike, 18, Scarlett, 27, and Charlie, 21, in October 2018

‘I’m repeatedly stunned [when I hear] that Keira was solely 18,’ he quipped again. ‘My feeling is that her efficiency is that of a 23-year-old so she’s had time to determine herself in that specific commerce.’ 

Delivering her closing brutal verdict, Scarlet stated: ‘As a author, with that character growth, [Juliet] did not have a lot of an inside life, but alone an inside design business.’

‘I am unable to imagine you’ll say that,’ Richard jokingly replied. ‘I really feel prefer it’s calling out in each body. It says “I care about interior design.”‘

Elsewhere in the in five-minute interview, Richard revealed that Juliet was alleged to be the identify of Julia Roberts’ character in his 1999 movie Notting Hill earlier than it was then modified to Anna Scott.

The director defined that the A-List actress had requested for or not it’s tweaked as a result of she did not need it to seem as if she had ‘insisted it was the identical’ as hers. 

Unsurprisingly, the interview was a success with followers – who begged the father-and-daughter duo to start out their very own podcast.


‘Some unimaginable intel,’ one other added. ‘Wait, that is blowing my thoughts,’ a 3rd gushed. 

It comes because the cast of Love Actually reunited for an ABC particular hosted by Diane Sawyer final month.

Emma Thomas, 63, was requested if she remembered what she thought when she noticed the 2003 Richard Curtis romantic comedy screened for the primary time.

During an ABC particular The Laughter and Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later, hosted by broadcaster, Miss Thompson stated: ‘I do. I simply sat there watching, considering, “God, this is, uh, it’s quite kind of out there, isn’t it?”

 ‘And then Hugh got here up behind me as we had been strolling out of the theater and says, “Correct me if I’m wrong, but is that the most psychotic thing we’ve ever been in?”‘

What’s extra, Richard Curtis instructed the host that he feels as if the movie has some key ‘outdated’ moments.

‘There are belongings you’d change, however thank god, society is, you already know, altering. So, my movie is certain, in some moments, to really feel, you already know, outdated,’ he stated.

To which Diane, 76, requested: ‘What’s the one which makes you wince?’

Richard admitted the film’s ‘lack of variety’ makes him really feel ‘uncomfortable’ now as he additionally addressed his romances between bosses and staff in the movie.

‘I imply, there are issues in regards to the movie, you already know, the dearth of variety makes me really feel uncomfortable and a bit silly,’ he stated.

‘You know, I feel there are type of three plots which have type of bosses and individuals who work for them.’

The intertwining plotlines see Harry (Alan Rickman) having an affair along with his office secretary, performed by Heike Makatsch, whereas prime minister David (Hugh Grant) additionally has a romance with Natalie (Martine McCutcheon), who’s on his family employees.

Meanwhile, author Jamie (Colin Firth) and his housekeeper Aurélia (Lúcia Moniz) additionally kind an in depth bond whereas spending time with one another as Jamie works. 

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