Hugh Grant wondered if Love Actually was ‘psychotic’

“At Christmas you tell the truth,” says a character in Love, indeed– and the truth may be Love actually is actually psychotic. Or at least that’s what Hugh Grant once wondered.

In the trailer for the upcoming TV special The laughs and secrets behind ‘Love Actually’: 20 years laterstar Emma Thompson recalls a moment she shared with co-star Hugh Grant while filming the romantic holiday comedy. “Hugh came up behind me as we walked out and said, ‘Is this the most psychotic thing we’ve ever been in?'”

Love actually is plenty over-the-top, cliche and messy, but “psychotic” might be a bit of an exaggeration. It has also been criticized too late for its sexism, fat-shaming and portrayal of female characters. So while “psychotic” might not be the best choice of word for Grant, one can agree Love actually may not have aged too well.

The special, which is broadcast on ABC on 29 Novemberseems like a typical fluffy Diane Sawyer piece, but since the film has only grown in popularity over the past two years, it’s sure to be a must-see for fans.

Those taking part in the special include writer/director Richard Curtis, Thompson (the one who cheated on Karen), Grant (Prime Minister David), Bill Nighy (who won a BAFTA for his performance), Laura Linney (Love Sarah) and Thomas Sangster and Olivia Olson, the subject of one of the most endearing subplots. In it, they will reflect on the film’s themes, its lasting legacy and, yes, the embarrassing dance scene.

It’s not the first time it’s been cast off Love actually is reunited. They previously teamed up in 2017 for Red nose indeeda card made for Red Nose Day, a telethon organized by Comic Relief.

Is Love actually part of your annual holiday viewing? Tell us your favorite scene or subplot!

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