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Editor’s Cut

Editor’s Cut

Editor’s Cut

“Say it’s carol singers” are the words that are written on the first cue card in the doorway scene of the hit movie Love Actually in which Mark, played by Andrew Lincoln, declares his love for Juliet, Keira Knightley’s character.  But did you know there is an alternative version of that iconic scene in the movie?  Instead of London in the noughties, it was shot in Toronto, Canada in 2018.  But that’s not the only change.  Instead of Andrew Lincoln, the reshot scene features a Mr Allan Hughes.  The words on the cards are different too.  On this version Mr Hughes, who is a video editor, uses the cards first to declare his love for his girlfriend Maria Quynh and then to ask her to marry him.  The scene also features Ms Quynh’s family giving their thumbs up to the proposed union. Everything was set for the big premiere.  All that Mr Hughes needed to do was to ensure his girlfriend didn’t do her usual and fall asleep while watching a film. Thankfully she didn’t.  Ms Quynh picks up the story: ‘I realised it wasn’t just another copy of Love Actually about 13 seconds into the scene.  After this all happened, it made sense why he was so adamant on me staying awake (I have a tendency to fall asleep watching movies late at night).  When my parents and brother came in though, I totally lost it; I couldn’t control my emotions after that.  I was utterly speechless; I couldn’t get the word “Yes” out and had to nod to let him know my answer!’  Of course there are always two sides to a story, so here’s Mr Hughes’ version: ”I was extremely nervous about it, because she kept falling asleep, and I was scared she was going to miss the moment…When the scene came up in the movie, I had sweaty palms, and hammered a drink in anticipation to calm my nerves. The scene came on, and she barely even reacted.  She seemed really confused, like she had no idea what was happening.  She made a noise, like, “huh?” and then kept watching.  When her family came into the shot, she put her hand to her mouth, and broke out into tears.  I got down on one knee and showed her the ring and she could barely utter a word.  She just nodded her head, and said yes, and we hugged and kissed each other, now as a soon to be married couple…one of the greatest moments of my life.’  Watching Love Actually will never be the same again for the happy couple.