Love Actually child star Lulu Popplewell criticises Christmas classic


Lulu performed Daisy within the movie (Image: Common)

Love Truly is a festive staple, however has come underneath scrutiny lately on account of its quite doubtful storylines.

And even a few of its stars query how a lot of a basic it’s 17 years on.

Lulu Popplewell, who performed Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman’s characters’ daughter Daisy, has referred to as the film ’s***’ and referred to as out its sexist portrayal of feminine characters.

Now 29, Lulu starred as Daisy, the daughter of Harry and Karen who famously performed a lobster in her college’s nativity play.

And talking on the podcast Virtually Well-known with Barnaby Slater, the comic, who was ’10 or 11’ when she filmed the film, isn’t a giant fan of Love Truly regardless of starring in it.

She stated: ‘I don’t remorse it in any respect. Look, softly be it spoken I believe it’s a s*** movie.

‘I believe it’s aged badly. All the ladies in it are type of passive objects. I believe that there was an article that described them as passive objects to be acquired, and on re-watching it’s not nice.’

Lulu Popplewell Picture taken from open Twitter profile @lulu_popplewell

Lulu stated that the movie portrays girls as passive objects (Image: @lulu_popplewell/Twitter)

Nevertheless, Lulu defended Richard Curtis, saying: ‘You additionally should do not forget that he was writing within the context of the time.

‘I imply I don’t understand how he excuses more moderen bits of labor. Nevertheless it was what it was in 2003 or every time it was out.’

She added that the movie isn’t for her as a result of she doesn’t like ‘cheese’, however joked: ‘I’m glad individuals prefer it. You’re allowed to. However you may have horrible style.’

Lulu was 12 when Love Truly got here out, however couldn’t even watch it on the time on account of its 15 score.

She stated: ‘It had nipples and every little thing. We didn’t even get to look at it on the premiere. We walked down the purple carpet after which acquired taken to dinner at Planet Hollywood.’

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The movie has grow to be a Christmas basic (Image: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

Lulu – whose sister Anna starred within the Chronicles Of Narnia collection – had beforehand voiced Lyra within the BBC Radio four adaptation of His Darkish Supplies and is now a comic, having taken her present to the Edinburgh Fringe final 12 months.

Love Truly follows a star-studded ensemble forged in a number of linked storylines, led by the Prime Minister David (Hugh Grant) and his crush on staffer Natalie (Martine McCutcheon).

Different tales embody Harry (Alan Rickman) flirting together with his secretary behind the again of his spouse (Emma Thompson), a love triangle between newlyweds Juliet and Peter (Keira Knightley and Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Peter’s finest buddy Mark (Andrew Lincoln), Sarah’s (Laura Linney) tough household state of affairs and her crush on a colleague, Daniel (Liam Neeson) dealing with the lack of his spouse, his stepson Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) falling in love, and Jamie (Colin Firth) fleeing to France after being cheated on.

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Because of the love tales occurring within the run-up to Christmas, it has grow to be a contemporary festive basic, however has been criticised because of the a number of examples of office harassment painted as romantic within the plot.

And don’t even get us began on Peter exhibiting up together with his placards to hit on his finest buddy’s spouse…

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