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Editorial use only. No book cover usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Universal/Dna/Working Title/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5884946ad) Hugh Grant Love Actually - 2003 Director: Richard Curtis Universal/Dna/Working Title UK Scene Still Comedy

Hugh thinks its nice the flick is still screened over the festive season (Picture: Universal/Dna/Working Title/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

It may be on repeat in the lead up to Christmas in your household, but Hugh Grant isnt quite sold on the obsession with Love Actually at Christmas.

The 58-year-old actor plays a Prime Minister in the ensemble romantic comedy, who hopelessly falls in love with his clumsy-but-endearing secretary and dances about in Number 10 when he thinks no one is watching.

The film is carted out without fail every Christmas much to every Brits glee, with the marrying of storylines making for the perfect winter watch, but the star himself is baffled with the fixation 15 years on.

I dont know why Love Actually is still so popular, he admitted, according to Bang Showbiz.

Film : Love Actually (2003). Pictured: THE PRIME MINISTER (HUGH GRANT), KEITH (BILLY CAMPBELL), NATALIE (MARTINE McCUTCHEON). Photo Credit: Peter Mountain. Copyright: 2003 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Hugh played the Prime Minister alongside Martine McCutcheon in the romcom (Picture: Peter Mountain/UNIVERSAL PICTURES)

Everyone watches it at Christmas, which is nice. Do I remember anything from filming? I mean, there was the horror of that scene where I had to dance around. I suspect that was the most excruciating scene ever committed.


It wasnt easy for an Englishman in his 40s to do at 7 in the morning, stone-cold sober.

Ah, but it was comic genius Hugh!

And while the Bridget Joness Diary star remains bemused over how well-loved the film is, our fascination with the romcom only grows.

Earlier this week, fans minds were blown when it was discovered that Liam Neesons step-son Sam and Keira Knightleys Juliet were only actually five years apart in age when the film was made.

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Thomas Brodie-Sangster was 13 when the film was released in November 2003, while Kiera was 18 and, well, we havent been able to watch it the same ever since.

And then, of course, there was Martine McCutcheons touching Love Actually throwback this week, in which she reminisced over the films fairytale Paris premiere and gave us all the feels in the process.

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Such is the UKs obsession with the flick, Big Narstie even recreated the iconic carol singers scene at his mates door in a hilarious skit for his Big Christmas show.

Somehow, we think the love for Love Actually isnt going anywhere, Hugh.

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