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Love Actually Director Confesses Infamous Scene Is ‘Bit Weird’

  • Richard Curtis reflects on the famous “To Me, You Are Perfect” scene in Love Actually, admitting it is “a bit weird.”
  • The film was a box office hit, earning $248 million worldwide.
  • Curtis’ latest holiday script is featured in the film Genie, now streaming on Peacock.

The iconic quote “To me, you are perfect” is from a memorable scene in Richard Curtis’ 2003 Christmas film Love Actually. However, Curtis now admits that the scene between Mark (Andrew Lincoln) and Juliet (Keira Knightley) was “a bit weird.” In an interview with The Independent, he says that he was surprised when someone referred to it as a “stalker scene,” and adds that while many intelligent people were involved in making the film, no one saw it that way at the time.

Love Actually, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2023, was a box office success, earning $248 million globally on a $40 million budget. Although it didn’t make MovieWeb’s Top 20 Christmas films of all time and received mixed reviews from critics, the film has become a beloved holiday classic with a 72% Rotten Tomatoes audience score.

In 2022, the cast and crew reunited to reminisce about the film. Hugh Grant, a close friend of Curtis in real life, discussed their collaboration on Love Actually during an interview with ABC News, praising Curtis for his humor and heartfelt storytelling.

Continuing to focus on positive and uplifting stories, Curtis’ latest holiday script is featured in director Sam Boyd’s new film Genie, starring Melissa McCarthy, which is now available to stream on Peacock.