Emma Thompson as revealed why she won’t be reprising her role as Karen in the upcoming Love Actually reunion.
During an interview with Press Association, the British actress confessed that following the death of her co-star Alan Rickman last year, it would just be too sad.
‘Richard [Curtis, the writer] wrote to me and said, “Darling, we can't write anything for you because of Alan” And I said, “No, of course, it would be sad, too sad.”’
Alan sadly passed away in January 2016 following a battle with cancer. He famously played Emma’s husband, Harry, in the beloved 2003 romantic comedy..
Other members of the cast recently got together to film a 10-minute short for Red Nose Day to raise money for the Comic Relief charity.
However, Emma felt it was just ‘too soon’ for her to take part.
‘It's absolutely right because it's supposed to be for Comic Relief, but there isn't much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend really, only just over a year ago.’
‘We thought and thought but it just seemed wrong, but to revisit the wonderful fun characters of Bill Nighy and Hugh Grant and Liam [Neeson] and all of that, that's fantastic, but obviously what would [Curtis] have done?’