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Updated on Dec 21, 2019. Posted on Dec 16, 2019

This Viral Tweet About "Love Actually" Is Completely Melting My Brain Right Now

All I want for Christmas is to unsee this.

It's the holiday season, my friends, and you know what that means: It's time to watch Love Actually and ugly-cry over some eggnog.

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But this year, I'll be crying for a different reason. I just learned a fact about the movie that has absolutely RATTLED ME.

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Remember Keira Knightley's character, Juliet? She's the wife of Peter, but Peter's friend Mark has a huge crush on her, and shows up at her doorstep with some signs telling her so.

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And do you also remember Thomas Brodie-Sangster's character, Sam? He's the little boy who learns the drums to impress his crush at school.

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K. Well. Did you know that these two actors are just FIVE YEARS APART in age???

Yearly reminder that there is only a five year age gap between Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Keira Knightley in Love Actually

It's true! Thomas was 13 years old in Love Actually, while Keira was just 18.

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This lil' factoid is currently going viral on Twitter thanks to London-based actor Madeleine Lloyd-Jones, who tweeted it out to her followers on Saturday. It's since garnered over 100,000 likes, and a lot of shocked reactions:

Like, Keira and Thomas look like they are VASTLY different ages:

@madelexne @wheatles He looks 5 and she looks 25

And a few commenters pointed out how strange it is that Keira Knightley was playing that role at just 18 years old:

@madelexne So Kiera Knightley was 18, Marrying 26 year old Chiwetel Ejiofor, whilst being perved after by 30 year old Andrew Lincoln. Coolcoolcool

"Despite its many issues, I watch Love Actually every year fondly," Madeleine told BuzzFeed. "It’s just a funny fact that the age gap between most of the couples is larger than that of Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Keira Knightley!"

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This actually isn't the first time this disturbing piece of Love Actually trivia has gone viral. Last year, Tumblr was rocked to its core by a user who posted this:

Well, I think it's safe to say I will never watch this movie the same way again. Happy holidays, y'all!

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