Emma Thompson reveals real heartache behind emotional Love Actually scene

EMMA Thompson has revealed the real heartache being the iconic Love Actually scene where her character had discovered her husband was cheating.

In the film, she sobs uncontrollably after finding a necklace her husband had bought for his mistress. Universal Pictures Emma Thompson used the emotions she felt during her break up with Kenneth Branagh to play the part of a betrayed wife in Love Actually The 58-year-old said she managed to make the scene so convincing because she had felt the pain herself.

Emma and Ken, who were together for eight years, split after he ran off with Helena Bonham Carter.

Speaking at a fundraiser for the Tricycle Theatre in London tonight, Emma said: “That scene where my character is standing by the bed crying is so well known because it’s something everyone’s been through.

“I had my heart very badly broken by Ken. So I knew what it was like to find the necklace that wasn’t meant for me. Getty – Contributor The couple split after he ran off with Helena Boham Carter “Well it wasn’t exactly that, but we’ve all been through it.”

Emma has previously spoken of the alleged infidelity and, in an interview with The Times in 2012, she […]

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