'Love Actually' was a catastrophe: Richard Curtis
London: Filmmaker Richard Curtis has spoken about his 2003 film 'Love Actually', calling it a "catastrophe". The writer and director revealed that he was disappointed with the film and wishes he'd had longer to work on it, reportedly.
"The only nightmare scenario that I've been caught in was Love Actually, which worked at the read-through, and when we finished the film and I watched it edited, it was... A catastrophe," he said.
He added that the film was difficult to manage because it was so vast in scale. "Because there were 12 stories, (finding the right order) was like three-dimensional chess. And that was enormously difficult to finish or get right," he said.
The writer and director went on to say that he wished he'd had more time to work on the film, saying: "You could have played with it for all time ? but it had to be out by Christmas."