It’s been 12 years since Chiwetel Ejiofor appeared in beloved rom-com Love Actually, and with Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow, he opens up to Cosmo UK about his role — revealing he still holds a grudge against co-star Andrew Lincoln for stealing his character’s girlfriend (played by Keira Knightley).
While Lincoln is up to his elbows in snarling zombies these days on The Walking Dead, Ejiofor recalls his earlier role, joking that his character, Mark, was a terrible friend for wooing Ejiofor’s girlfriend away from him with hand-lettered cards in the film’s most romantic, iconic scene.
Will he ever forgive Mark? “NEVER!”; he says with a laugh. “It’s an impossibility. I mean, how could he do it? They’re sweet those cards…lovely. If that had happened in real life, I would not feel good about it. I mean, imagine if I had opened the door… it would have been really awkward!”;