(Image: Comic Relief/BBC)
It was a long-awaited reunion for the cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral 25 years after its release – and it didn’t disappoint.
Most of the original cast of the tear-jerking romantic comedy reunited for a short sequel shown during the Comic Relief telethon on BBC One.
Four Weddings writer and Comic Relief co-founder Richard Curtis wrote the new instalment called One Red Nose Day and a Wedding.
This time the wedding was a same sex ceremony and the brides were Charles and Carrie’s daughter played by Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star Lily James and Fiona’s daughter played by Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander.
“This Four Weddings and a Funeral sketch is giving me many happy feelings, making my life, good vibes etc” raved one viewer about the comedy short.
“The Four Weddings on Comic Relief is surprisingly moving. Love the cast,” said another.
“OBSESSED with the Four Weddings short for Comic Relief. So, so good,” said a third.
And another commented: “Lily James and Alicia Vikander making eyes at each other is life!”
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, James Fleet and John Hannah all reprised their roles for charity – and there was a special guest appearance in the church from singer Sam Smith playing the other half of a cheesy wedding singing duo.
At the end of the original film it was revealed that blundering Charles, played by Grant, and sophisticated American Carrie, played by MacDowell, had a baby together after vowing not to get married with a soggy smooch after the famous line “Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.”
The original story began when Charles fell for stranger Carrie when they meet at a wedding and their paths continually crossed.
Before his wedding to Henrietta ‘Duckface’, Carrie dropped the bombshell on Charles she and older husband Hamish had separated prompting him to stop the ceremony.
Other stars who featured in the film included Simon Callow, whose character Gareth died of a heart attack at Carrie’s reception, and the late Charlotte Coleman who played Scarlett.
Source:: Daily times