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.
But this year, I'll be crying for a different reason. I just learned a fact about the movie that has absolutely RATTLED ME.
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.
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.
K. Well. Did you know that these two actors are just FIVE YEARS APART in age???
It's true! Thomas was 13 years old in Love Actually, while Keira was just 18.
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:
And a few commenters pointed out how strange it is that Keira Knightley was playing that role at just 18 years old:
"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!"
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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