Love Actually's Lulu Popplewell labels the movie "shit" and "sexist"

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Photo credit: Universal

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One of the stars of classic Christmas flick Love Actually has labelled the movie "shit" and "sexist".

Lulu Popplewell played Emma Thompson's daughter Daisy (who was the lobster in the school nativity play) when she was 12.

Reflecting on the film, which was written and directed by Richard Curtis, on the Almost Famous podcast, Lulu said: "I don't regret it at all.

"Look, softly be it spoken I think it's a shit film. I think it's aged badly. All the women in it are sort of passive objects. I think there was an article that described them as passive objects to be acquired.

"On re-watching, it's not great. You also have to remember that [Curtis] was writing in the context of the time.

Photo credit: Lulu Popplewell - YouTube
Photo credit: Lulu Popplewell - YouTube

"I mean, I don't know [about] more recent work, but it was what it was in 2003 or whenever it was out," Lulu added.

"But it is also not for me because I don't like cheese. I'm glad people like it."

The film featured an ensemble cast including Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, and a pre-Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln.

Photo credit: Universal
Photo credit: Universal

Last year Grant admitted that he doesn't "know why Love Actually is still so popular".

And speaking about his infamous dancing scene the actor added: "I suspect that was the most excruciating scene ever committed. It wasn't easy for an Englishman in his 40s to do at 7 in the morning, stone-cold sober."

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