Hugh Grant doesn't understand why Love Actually is so popular
It regularly features in the top five best Christmas movie lists and has everything - from heartbreak, to young love, to an old man aiming for Christmas number one with a very dodgy song. But one of the main characters of Love Actually simply can't understand its popularity.
Hugh Grant - who played the Prime Minister in the hit film which came out 15 years ago - remains bemused by the fuss the movie makes on an annual basis and hates that, now legendary, dance his character had to complete to Girls Aloud song, Jump.
The 58-year-old actor, who enjoyed success with BBC TV drama, A Very English Scandal this year, said it's 'nice' the 2003 ensemble romantic comedy is still screened over the festive season but he's amazed it's so well-loved.
He said: "I don't know why 'Love Actually' is still so popular. Everyone watches it at Christmas, which is nice... Do I remember anything from filming? "I mean, there was the horror of that scene where I had to dance around...
"I suspect that was the most excruciating scene ever committed. It wasn't easy for an Englishman in his 40s to do at 7 in the morning, stone-cold sober."
Written and directed by Richard Curtis, Love Actually had an all-star cast including Emma Thompson, Keira Knightly, Rowan Atkinson, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Martine McCutcheon - who play Grant's love interest in the film.
In 2016, Martine admitted that she fancied her co-star, as she said during her debut as a Loose Women panellist: "I love my Hugh. He could be ten stone bigger than that and I still wouldn't kick him out of bed. I think he looks absolutely amazing." -Contactmusic