It’s been 10 years since the release of Love Actually, and we’re bringing you as much celebratory content as possible to honor a film so many of us cherish. Watching it every year (or more) will typically suffice, but what happens when you get an itch for more Billy Mack that you just can’t scratch? What are he and his manager, Joe, lovebirds Jamie and Aurélia, and Colin, God of sex, and all of his American lassies, doing right now? After such success, we can’t help but wonder if the team behind the film has ever contemplated a sequel. So we asked!
As the tenth anniversary of the theatrical release of Love Actually nears, VH1 takes a look back on the now classic holiday film. After talking with cast members and digging through old interviews, we learned some interesting things about ensemble film starring Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson. For starters, it was never supposed to be a Christmas film! Say what?! We can’t even imagine our holidays without an annual viewing of this movie.
12 Years A Slave is already generating massive amounts of Oscar buzz-and with good reason. It’s a searing, unflinching (and very stressful) look at slavery as seen through the eyes of Solomon Northup, a freeman who was wrongfully captured and sold into slavery. Northup was a real man, and the events in 12 Years A Slave actually happened. We spoke to the film’s stars, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Sarah Paulson, about how they handled the film’s most soul-crushing moments.
Maybe you don’t think you know who 12 Years A Slave‘s star Chiwetel Ejiofor is (or how to pronounce his name). The thing is Chiwetel Ejiofor isn’t some overnight success story; he’s been popping up in your favorite films for…oh…more than 12 years now. To speed you up on Ejiofor’s impressive acting resumé, we’re looking back at what the last 12 years of Chiwetel Ejiofor have looked like. Spoiler alert: they’ve looked pretty damn cool.