"Love Actually" Came Out 20 Years Ago, I'm Ancient, Here's What The Cast Looks Like, And I'm Gonna Go Cry Now

    Time, actually, is flying by us at alarming speeds.

    Just this past week, Diane Sawyer sat down with the stars of Love Actually for an interview, because — believe it or not — it's been TWENTY YEARS since the movie premiered.

    So here's what the cast looked like in the movie vs. what they look like today in The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later — A Diane Sawyer Special.

    Here's Emma Thompson as Karen in the movie:

    closeup of Emma Thompson

    And here's Thompson in her interview with Diane:

    Thompson laughing

    And here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister in the movie:

    Hugh Grant sitting in an office chair

    And here's Hugh speaking to Diane today:

    Grant sitting outside

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Sam in the movie, at 12 years old:

    a child looking shocked

    Here he is now, at 32:

    Thomas Brodie-Sangster laughing

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Laura Linney as Sarah in the movie:

    Laura Linney looking stunned

    And here she is sitting down with Diane:

    And here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Martine McCutcheon as Natalie:

    closeup of Martine McCutcheon

    And here she is in the interview with Diane:

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Olivia Olson as Joanna:

    Olivia Olson singing

    And here's Olivia today, speaking with Diane:

    Olivia Olson talking

    And here's a side-by-side of her singing "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which of course she sang a snippet of for the interview:

    Here's Bill Nighy in the movie as Billy Mack:

    closeup of Bill Nighy

    And here's Bill Nighy in the Diane Sawyer special:

    Billy Nighy talking in a theatre

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Those were the only cast members who were featured in the special, but here are a few other stars of the film, just for the fun of it:

    Here's Lúcia Moniz as Aurelia in the movie:

    closeup of Lúcia Moniz

    And here's Lúcia now, in her most recent role in the movie Listen:

    Lúcia Moniz looking distressed

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Colin Firth in the movie:

    closeup of Colin Firth in a crowd

    And here's Colin Firth in his most recent red carpet appearance:

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Kris Marshall as Colin:

    closeup of Kris Marshall

    And here's Kris at a recent movie premiere:

    Kris Marshall giving the thumbs-up

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Here's January Jones as one of the Wisconsin bar girls:

    closeup of January Jones smiling

    And here's January at a recent event:

    January Jones smiling

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Keira Knightley in the movie:

    And here's Keira today:

    Keira Knightley at an event

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Here's Heike Makatsch as Mia:

    Heike Makatsch putting a necklace on

    And here's Heike today:

    Heike Makatsch smiling

    Here's a side-by-side:

    And finally, here's Andrew Lincoln as Mark:

    closeup of Andrew Lincoln

    And here's Andrew on the set of The Walking Dead:

    Andrew Lincoln with dirt on his face

    Here's a side-by-side: