In an interview with Wired, where people answer some oft-search questions about themselves, Keira Knightley admitted she has no bloody clue who she ends up with at the end of Love Actually.
Now context, in case you are not a Love Actually tragic like your friends at PEDESTRIAN.TV. You know the cue cards scene. After having a very obvious big ol’ crush on his best friend’s wife for the entire film, Andrew Lincoln as Mark decides to express his feelings for Keira Knightley’s Juliet with cue cards because “at Christmas you tell the truth“: “To me, you are perfect, and my wasted heart will love you [forever].” He leaves quietly. And then Juliet runs out and gives him a quick peck on the street before going back into her husband, Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor).
When asked the unfinished question, “who does keira knightley end up with love actually” – because this game is about Google‘s always entertaining AutoComplete function – this is how Knightley, who made the vid to promoteThe Nutcracker and the Four Realms, responds:
I don’t remember, who do I end up with?… I’m with my husband, aren’t I? Aren’t I with Chiwetel Ejiofor? Yeah. I’ve only seen it once, and it was a really long time ago. Am I? Yeah, thanks. So I don’t go off with Andrew Lincoln? No. I’m with Chiwetel Ejiofor.
She has no heckin’ idea. Also she only watched the movie where Emma Thompson is tragically crushed by Alan Rickman ONCE. I am not in it and I have watched it upwards of 20 times.
While it’s a shocking admission from Knightley, it’s also a correct one, because she cannot and should not end up with Lincoln, the weirdo who made a home movie of close-ups of his love interest’s face on her wedding day. Lincoln himself told The Wrap in 2016 that the pair do not end up together, and that his character is a stalker.
He is a stalker. That was my question to [director] Richard Curtis, ‘Do you not think we’re sort of borderline stalker territory here?’ And he said, ‘No, no. Not with you playing it, darling. You’ll be alright.’
I quite like the fact that I’m in one of the most romantic movies playing the only guy who doesn’t get the girl.
And if that proof wasn’t enough for you, in the Red Nose Day Actually special from last year, Juliet and Peter are on the couch, when Lincoln turns up with cue cards again to ask “Are you and Peter happy?” and to show of his wife, Kate Moss.
There you go: mystery solved.
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