The 'Love Actually' Cast Is Reuniting And To Me, This News Is Perfect

*loud shriek*

Hugh Grant (R) and Martine McCutcheon arrive for the UK premiere of the film "Love Actually", at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square in London, 16 November 2003. "Love Actually" is the latest film from director Richard Curtis, who made "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill".
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The cast of Love Actually is getting back together and all I want for Christmas is to watch their reunion (although I wouldn't say no to chocolate, if anyone's taking notes).

An amazing group of the original cast is reuniting for an ABC News hourlong special, titled The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually, 20 Years Later: A Diane Sawyer Special, which will air on Nov. 29.

ABC's 20/20 Twitter account shared the joyous news alongside a teaser for the special, which features the following actors: Hugh Grant (the Prime Minister), Emma Thompson (Karen), Laura Linney (Sarah), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Sam), Bill Nighy (Billy Mack), Olivia Olson (Joanna), as well as director Richard Curtis. In the special, there will also be a message from Martine McCutcheon (Natalie), according to People.

Other stars such as Keira Knightley (Juliet) and Colin Firth (Jamie) are skipping the reunion.

In the teaser, host Diane Sawyer asks all interviews to complete the sentence, "love actually is..." to which Grant says, "dead." TBH, as a celebrity reporter, I don't always disagree.

Thompson also remembers Grant asking her, "is that the most psychotic thing we've ever been in?" and Grant reveals that he came up with the idea of the assistant catching him doing his iconic dance number.

In a press release, ABC announced the special "will look at how the film became a beloved Christmas tradition and a global sensation, with new insight into behind-the-scenes secrets and iconic scenes."

They added, "The special will also examine how the COVID-19 pandemic refocused the ways we love and connect and the omnipresent acts of kindness inside our families and communities."

Bottom line: it sounds like it's going to be freaking amazing, and also like I will be in floods of tears. What else is new?

Iris Goldsztajn
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.