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'Love Actually' Child Star Says The Beloved Christmas Film 'Aged Badly'

Taylor Sakellis 16 Oct 2020

I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes... feel it in my tooooesssss, YEAH! Christmas is all around me. And so the feeling grows... so the feelings grrowwws YEAH! It's written in the wind ~ in the wind ~ it's everywhere I gooooooo. So if you really love Christmas... come on and let is SNOOOOOW!

That's all I have to say about how much I love and adore the classic Christmas film, Love Actually.

Unfortunately, the cold, hard truth is that most beloved films and TV shows have aged rather poorly.

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We're (thankfully) living in a time now where television and movie writers are not mocking others because of basic things like their weight, gender, ethnicity, or religious beliefs. Unfortunately, this was not the case 20 years ago.

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While there are films that have aged MUCH WORSE than "Love Actually," that doesn't mean this beloved Richard Curtis film is getting a pass.

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While the jokes about Natalie's weight are super cringe and the non-stop sexist jokes make us all roll our eyes, fans believe there are enough feel-good moments to balance out all the not-so-great things.

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Now, child star Lulu Popplewell is speaking out about the film she co-starred in back in 2003.

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Lulu portrayed Emma Thompson's daughter Daisy, also known as first lobster in the school's nativity play because DUH, there was more than one lobster present at the birth of Christ!!!!!

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Lulu, now 29, chatted about the film on the "Almost Famous" podcast and let's just say, she didn't hold back!

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"I don’t regret it at all. Look, softly be it spoken I think it’s a [expletive] film," the actress explained, according to The Sun.

"I think it’s aged badly. All the women in it are sort of passive objects. I think that there was an article describing them as passive objects to be acquired."

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She continued: "On rewatching it’s not great. You also have to remember that he [Richard Curtis] was writing in the context of the time."

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"I mean I don’t know how he excuses more recent work. But it was in 2003 or whenever it was out."

What do you think of Lulu's remarks? Let us know in the comments below!

h/t: The Sun

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