Andrew Lincoln thinks his ‘Love Actually’ character is a creepy stalker

By Emmy Griffiths

The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln has opened up about his somewhat controversial character in Love, Actually, admitting that he thought that Mark seemed like a "creepy stalker guy." In the popular romcom film, Andrew's character Mark is deeply in love with his best friend's wife, takes close-up footage of her face throughout her wedding day and eventually proclaims his love for her in a series of cards.

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A photo of Andrew LincolnAndrew spoke about his role in Love Actually

Chatting to Entertainment Weekly about the popular 2003 film, he said: "The story is set up like a prism looking at all the different qualities of love. Mine was unrequited. So I got to be this weird stalker guy. My big scene in the doorway felt so easy. I just had to hold cards and be in love with Keira Knightley. But I kept saying to Richard [Curtis], 'Are you sure I'm not going to come off as a creepy stalker?'" Richard has since opened up about the role himself, admitting: "Retroactively, I'm aware that Andrew's role was on the edge. But I think because Andrew was so openhearted and guileless, we knew we'd get away with it." The Walking Dead star agreed, joking: "I think it was decided that I looked quite innocent. I didn't have facial hair or wrinkles back then — and I wasn't starring on a zombie TV show. I didn't look as, well, creepy as I do now."

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The star reprised his role as Mark for the Then and now: The cast of ‘Love Actually’Comic Relief sequel to the hit film and spoke about how much he was looking forward to getting back into the role, saying: "Richard [Curtis] got in touch about a month ago and mentioned he had something in mind. I'm shooting something in March. It's fun and going to be really great to see everyone again. It's very exciting. It's a very cool thing."

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