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

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.

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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:

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And here's Thompson in her interview with Diane:

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Emma recently starred in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and is playing Miss Trunchbull in the upcoming Matilda musical movie.

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

Hugh Grant sitting in an office chair
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And here's Hugh speaking to Diane today:

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Hugh has a role in the new Knives Out movie, which premiered in theaters last week.

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

a child looking shocked
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Here he is now, at 32:

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Thomas recently appeared in Game of Thrones and The Queen's Gambit, to name a couple.

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Here's Laura Linney as Sarah in the movie:

Laura Linney looking stunned
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And here she is sitting down with Diane:

Linney most recently starred in Ozark, which ended this year.

Linney most recently starred in Ozark, which ended this year.

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Here's Martine McCutcheon as Natalie:

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And here she is in the interview with Diane:

Martine most recently appeared in the 2018 movie The Bromley Boys.

Martine most recently appeared in the 2018 movie The Bromley Boys.

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Here's Olivia Olson as Joanna:

Olivia Olson singing
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And here's Olivia today, speaking with Diane:

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Olivia is a veteran voice actor, perhaps most famous for voicing Marceline in Adventure Time. She also makes her own music and has a few albums.

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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:

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

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

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Nighy famously starred in Pirates of the Caribbean as Davy Jones, and most recently appeared in the TV series The Man Who Fell to Earth.

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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:

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

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Here's Colin Firth in the movie:

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

Colin starred in the recent true crime series The Staircase, and in his newest movie Empire of Light.

Colin starred in the recent true crime series The Staircase, and in his newest movie Empire of Light.

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Here's Kris Marshall as Colin:

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And here's Kris at a recent movie premiere:

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Kris has been starring in the period drama Sanditon among other projects.

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

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And here's January at a recent event:

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January starred in Man Men, The Last Man on Earth, and most recently Spinning Out.

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Here's Keira Knightley in the movie:

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And here's Keira today:

Keira Knightley at an event

You've probably seen Keira in a ton of stuff of course, her most recent movie being Silent Night.

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Here's Heike Makatsch as Mia:

Heike Makatsch putting a necklace on
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And here's Heike today:

Heike Makatsch smiling

Heike has appeared in a bunch of projects in both English and German, including most recently the TV series Tatort.

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And finally, here's Andrew Lincoln as Mark:

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

Andrew Lincoln with dirt on his face
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