by Jennifer Drysdale 3:24 PM PST, February 24, 2017
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Emma Thompson says she won't be participating in the upcoming Love Actually sequel because it's "too soon" after her co-star Alan Rickman's 2016 death.
The 57-year-old actress played Rickman's wife in the 2003 movie, which also starred Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Colin Firth.
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A short sequel to the film is in the works for charity, set to debut on March 24 for Red Nose Day. Neeson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Martine McCutcheon, Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Olivia Olson will all be a part of the upcoming project, with Neeson and Brodie-Sangster already photographed in character.
But for Thompson, revisiting her role would be "too sad."