When it comes to love, theres a fine line between persistence and stalking. And,according to actor Andrew Lincoln, his character in 2003 rom-com Love Actually totally crossed that line.
In the film, Lincolns character, Mark, falls in love with his best friends wife, Juliet (played by Keira Knightley). In one particularly memorable scene, Mark arrives on Juliets doorstep with a stack of notecards on which hed written his feelings for her.
He silently flips through the cards to profess his love, while Juliets husband Mark’sbest friend sits unaware in the other room.Though the iconic scene is largely regarded as romantic, some — Lincoln included — aren’t convinced.
The actortold TheWrap,
[Mark]is a stalker. That was my question to [writer and director] Richard Curtis, Do you not think were sort of borderline stalker territory here? And he said, No, no. Not with you playing it, darling. Youll be alright.
The Walking Dead actor even admitted he was glad his character didnt end up with Juliet in the end, saying,
I quite like the fact that Im in one of the most romantic movies playing the only guy who doesnt get the girl. Its like, I did this film called Moonshot. Everybody else got to go to the moon and I was the only guy who didnt go. So I think its a running thing in my characters. Im the guy who doesnt get the girl or go to the moon.
Whomp, whomp. Guess there’s nolove for Lincoln.
Watch the supposed stalker scene from “Love Actually” below and tell us what you think: Is Marks move cute, or creepy?
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