As I’ve said on many occasions, “Love Actually” is one of my favorite movies. If you have not seen this cinema gem about the many aspects of love, it always airs numerous times during the holidays. It’s the 10th anniversary of the production’s original release.
My love of the movie is why I take every opportunity I get when I talk to an actor who was in the film to ask about it. Another opportunity came up recently when I talked with Chiwetel Ejiofor for his Oscar-worthy work in “12 Years a Slave.”
In “Love Actually,” he plays Peter, the groom who marries Juliet, the character played by Keira Knightley. His best friend, Mark, — played by “The Walking Dead” star Andrew Lincoln — finally reveals his secret love for Juliet. It’s one of the most emotional moments in the movie.
“I loved working on that film. We had a really great time,” Ejiofor says. “Andy and I had just done a play together and it was great to get to work with him again.”
I also took the opportunity to ask Ejiofor about the rumors he’s the leading candidates to play Black Panther if a movie is made based on the Marvel Comics character. He says that he’s heard the talk but no one has approached him yet.