Let’s be honest, we don’t really need an excuse to watch Love Actually at this time of year. It’s the perfect festive feel-good flick if you’re in the mood for romance.
Speaking of romance, it’s come to our attention that one of the potential love matches in the film may have sailed right over our heads. Which is pretty unbelievable considering we’ve watched it around 3,000 times since it was released in 2003.
One Twitter user pointed out a very subtle plot twist that appears to have gone unnoticed by the entire world.
— Jen Lewis (@thisjenlewis) November 30, 2015
It all makes sense, right? Not only is Thompson’s character Karen a rock to widower Daniel (Neeson) throughout, in the scene towards the end of the film in which Daniel shares some flirty banter with a fellow parent, he accidentally calls her… Karen.
Alas, we’ll never know if Karen felt the same way about Daniel. Unless… could there be another deleted scene waiting to be discovered? We’ve only just about got over the excitement at the deleted lesbian storyline.
It’s true: Love Actually is the Christmas movie that just keeps giving.