Weird ‘Love Truly’ Deleted Scene Makes Folks Lose Their Minds

Probably the most beloved Christmas flicks to tumble out of the stocking every year may have seemed very completely different. 2003’s Love Truly, written and directed by Richard Curtis, has a deleted scene that does the rounds yearly, revealing a weird backstory for one of many fundamental characters.

Within the scene, Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), the younger boy who’s fallen in love with American classmate Joanna (Olivia Olson), races by means of the airport to inform her how he feels earlier than she returns to the US. Within the deleted model of this scene, Sam is proven to be a educated gymnast, who flips by means of a safety gate, cartwheels over baggage and swings down from a second-level walkway like he is doing an uneven bars routine on the Olympics.

Sure, that is actual.

“Within the authentic drafts for the film, there have been a lot of mentions about the truth that Sam, the little boy, was an excellent gymnast,” Curtis said of the deleted scene, “and also you casually noticed him when he was very unhappy being good at a health club, type of doing double twists and turns and never getting any pleasure out of it in any respect.”

“When it got here to the airport and he needed to rush by means of the airport, he introduced his gymnastic prowess into play, and this can be a very tough of how he would have been,” Curtis mentioned.

“Within the movie, there’s a little bit boy [Thomas]. His dad, Liam Neeson, and he are speaking and there is a throwaway line which is, ‘I am off to health club membership, Dad,’ and within the boy’s bed room on the wall, there’s gymnastics footage,” stunt coordinator Lee Sheward told Metro in 2020.

Sheward mentioned the manufacturing needed to assemble a complete airport terminal in Shepperton Studios and fitted isometric bars into the roof construction. Then stunt performers acted out the leaping, vaulting and tumbling.

However the sequence did not match within the completed movie.

“Though he did apologize to me once I noticed him subsequent, Richard Curtis dropped it from the ultimate reduce as a result of he mentioned it did not actually really feel like that type of film,” Sheward mentioned. “So all of the expense, value of constructing and taking pictures all of it is not within the movie!”

Based mostly on these reactions, Curtis made the suitable choice.

“The physique double is so blatantly a full grown grownup,” one Twitter person wrote.

“I at all times swap from working to cartwheels once I want a burst of pace,” wrote one other.

“I am torn between completely believing that is actual and never believing this might presumably be actual,” one other person wrote.