Love truly is best known for its funny moments and heartfelt interpretations of love in all its various forms by the stories of a group of people played by huge actors.
The cast includes Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.
Many fans will remember the heartbreaking scene where Emma Thompson’s character Karen breaks down in tears after finding out her husband – played by the late Alan Rickman – has been having an affair.
Karen learns a necklace and mistakenly believes it is a Christmas gift for her until she finds the CD that is addressed to her and realises that the necklace has been bought for his mistress.
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Actress Emma Thompson has now revealed that she drew inspiration from her own real-life heartache from the memory of her now ex-husband Kenneth Branagh’s affair with actress Helena Bonham Carter.
Emma and Kenneth were married in 1989 and he reportedly began an affair with fellow actress Helena in 1994 after the two starred together in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Emma said: “That scene where my character is standing by the bed crying is so well known because it’s something everyone’s been by.
“I had my heart very badly broken by Ken. So I knew what it was like to find the necklace that wasn’t meant for me. Well, it wasn’t exactly that, but we’ve all been by it.”
Kenneth later separated from Emma in 1995 and soon after, went pubic with his relationship with Helena until the pair divided in 1999.
Emma explained: “I’ve had so much bloody practice at crying in a bedroom, then having to go out and be cheerful, gathering up the pieces of my heart and putting them in a drawer.”
The three have since resolved all of their issues and starred together in the Harry Potter franchise in which Emma played Professor Trelawney.
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