11 February, 2016 - NME.com
The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln has admitted that his character in classic rom-com Love Actually is "a stalker".
In Richard Curtis's enduringly popular 2003 film, Lincoln plays a man who pretends not to like his friend's new wife, played by Keira Knightley, because he is actually in love with her.
Their storyline ends with Lincoln's character turning up on her doorstep carrying a boom box playing Christmas songs and a series of large cue cards, including one saying: "To me you are perfect."
Responding to a recent online debate discussing the possibility that Lincoln's character displays "stalkerish" tendencies, Lincoln told TheWrap: "He is a stalker. That was my question to Richard Curtis, 'Do you not think we're sort of borderline stalker territory here?' And he said, 'No, no. Not with you playing it, darling. You'll be alright.'"
"I quite like the fact that I'm in one of the most romantic movies playing the only guy who doesn't get the girl," Lincoln added. "It's like I did this film called Moonshot. Everybody else got to the moon and I was the only guy who didn't go. So I think it's a running thing in my characters. I'm the guy who doesn't get the girl or go to the moon."
Meanwhile, Love Actually's script editor recently confirmed the fate of Harry and Karen, the film's troubled couple played by Emma Thompson and the late Alan Rickman.