Richard Curtis has finally revealed the career of Juliette, played by Keira Knightley, in the 2003 Christmas classic love actually.
Curtis’ daughter, Scarlett Curtis, posted a poll on social media asking her followers if they knew about Juliette’s profession. 96 percent of their followers said they didn’t, while just four percent said they did.
In a later video posted to Instagram, Curtis is asked by his daughter what Juliette’s job is supposed to be.
Curtis explained that he thought it was obvious given the set of Juliette’s apartment.
“I’m hurt you don’t know,” Curtis said to his daughter.
“I think it’s very clear from the set while he is [Peter, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor] make the call to Andrew Lincoln [Mark]that she has worked as an interior designer for a long time.”
When asked how he came up with the idea, Curtis admitted that there wasn’t much thought behind Knightley’s character.
“I think it’s more of a question than we said, well, then let’s do this scene where she calls Andrew Lincoln,” he recalled.
The 66-year-old filmmaker: “Everyone panicked and said, ‘What room is she going to call from?’ And I said, ‘Well, how about, maybe she’s an interior designer, so there’s a lot of patterns and some paint colors’.”
Curtis recently admitted that the lack of variety in the 2003 film makes him “uncomfortable and a little stupid.”
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Curtis’ comments on diversity came during an interview on the new hour-long special. The laughter and the secrets of love actually: 20 years laterwhich aired Tuesday (November 29) on US network ABC.
“My film inevitably feels dated at certain moments,” he said.
The romantic comedy love actually tells 10 separate but intertwined love stories set against the backdrop of Christmassy London. It stars Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Colin Firth, Rowan Atkinson and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, among others.
Curtis added, “There is such an extraordinary love that is spreading in so many ways around the world every minute and making me wish my film was better.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/love-actually-keira-knightley-job-b2245022.html Richard Curtis Reveals Cast of Keira Knightley’s Character in ‘Love Actually’