Saturday 16 December 2017

'Good is going to win' - Hugh Grant's inspiring speech as PM for Comic Relief's Love Actually will warm your heart

Hugh Grant reprised his role as former British Prime Minister in Comic Relief Actually
Hugh Grant reprised his role as former British Prime Minister in Comic Relief Actually
Love Actually star Andrew Lincoln has met with fans ahead of the film's Red Nose Day sequel in a bid to drum up extra funds for Comic Relief.
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It was 14 short years ago that a bumbling Hugh Grant burst onto our screens dancing in "10 Downing Street" in his role British Prime Minister, dad-dancing to the now-dated Jump For My Love (the Girls Aloud version not the Pointer Sisters).

Fast forward to 2017, the actor reprised his role along with many of the other A-list names from 2003''s Love Actually and modernised his moves to Drake's Hotline Bling.

Viewers went wild for the BBC's Comic Relief Actually where we caught up with some of the ensemble cast after more than a decade. Keira Knightley (Juliet) is still married to Chiwetel Ejiofor (Peter) and they may have access to the actual fountain of youth; Andrew Lincoln (Mark) isn't hopelessly in love anymore, in fact he's married to Kate Moss!; Liam Neeson's lovestruck son Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) is marrying his childhood sweetheart Joanna (Olivia Olson) and they all shared a sweet hug.

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Love Actually star Andrew Lincoln has met with fans ahead of the film's Red Nose Day sequel in a bid to drum up extra funds for Comic Relief.

But it was Grant's turn as former British PM that melted everyone's hearts with his touching speech, without mentioning any specific names or incidents,in which he declares, "Good is going to win."

During a press conference, a reporter asks: "When you came to power the first time you were very optimistic. You said the power of good would finally win that love was actually all around. 14 years later, do you still feel as upbeat?"

He responds: "Well, interesting obviously times have got harder and people are nervous and fearful. And it's not just in politics that things are tough, Usain Bolt has run his last Olympics, the Harry Potter films are finished, Piers Morgan is still alive.

"But let's look at the other side of the coin, Metallica's album is an absolute cracker and on a deeper level I'm optimistic wherever you see tragedy, you see bravery too. Wherever you see ordinary people in need, you see extraordinary people come to their aid.

"Today is Red Nose Day and people who are giving their hard earned cash to people they'll never meet, who's pain and fear they'll never feel and want to fight.

"So it's not romantic love that is all round, most people still everyday, everywhere have enough love in their hearts to help human beings in trouble.

"Good's going to win, I'm actually sure of it."

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