The Love Actually sequel we've all been waiting for is almost upon us. The short film Red Nose Actually, which is being made for the Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day fundraiser, will premiere in the United Kingdom March 24 and then on NBC May 25 for their Red Nose Day Special. In even more exciting news, the director of the short, Emma Freud shared pictures on Twitter from set on March 5 showing that the Love Actually reboot will feature Natalie and the Prime Minister, and it looks like their relationship has gotten more serious — which makes sense because it's been more than a decade since the two were caught in the act of canoodling at the multi-school Christmas play.
As fans already know from previous reports, the short will be written by the film's writer Richard Curtis and it stars many cast members of the original Love Actually cast including Hugh Grant (David the Prime Minister), Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Martine McCutcheon (Natalie), Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Olivia Olson, Marcus Brigstocke and Rowan Atkinson — but this is our first glimpse of the PM and his wife (!). It's been a few years but the duo still looks like an adorable dream team. Just look at them together in this photo with Curtis.
Freud shared photos from the day's production, which appears to be the film's set for 10 Downing Street, a.k.a. the London home of the British Prime Minister. There's a whole bunch of reporters present, and Grant's character was captured standing behind a podium, so we can assume we're going to get some Prime Minister David press conference action. Nothing could quite compare to the original film's intense press conference with David and the sleezy American president played by Billy Bob Thornton, but this is already a close second simply because it exists. Did you ever think you could see something so beautiful?
It's good to see our favorite PM all settled with his lady love and still in politics. And boy has the world changed since he was first elected in Love Actually in 2003.
Previously, Comic Relief gave fans the opportunity to enter a competition to appear as an extra in a scene starring Hugh Grant if they answered a trivia question correctly. Those lucky fans that won the honor could be members of the press portrayed in the press conference scene. Color me jealous.
Hopefully we'll get a little more info about Natalie and David's life as a married couple in the public eye in the Love Actually sequel. For now, we'll have to be satisfied with the knowledge that the two are still looking as in love as ever — and that's good enough for now.