“Ems isn’t in it. She just can’t do it,” he added.
Meanwhile, Curtis’s partner and script editor Emma Freud revealed just how much work had to be done to get the sequel’s script up to scratch.
“I’ve never been more useful as a script editor than I was on this because the first draft he did on this was SO bad that I told him we absolutely shouldn’t do this and we should abort the plan.
“And he rewrote it and rewrote it and it’s quite good now but it’s very much for Red Nose Day. We’ve tried to hook it into that at every point and that felt a bit like a crowbar at the beginning but it’s working quite nicely now.”
The Love Actually sequel is currently filming in London with Liam Neeson and co-star Thomas Brodie-Sangster already having shot scenes on that iconic bench. It will air during Red Nose Day on 24th March.