Sad news Christmas movie fans, after reports that The Holiday was getting a sequel, original cast member Kate Winslet has addressed the rumours...
Following the exciting news that a Love Actually reunion (opens in new tab) is on the way, rumours began swirling that another festive favourite was being revisited. With Christmas now just weeks away, it was reported by the Sun that The Holiday, starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz was getting a sequel. However, Winslet and director Nancy Meyers have now set the record straight.
The Holiday is renowned for being one of the best Christmas movies and rom-coms ever, alongside the likes of Love Actually. The film sees Amanda (Diaz) and Iris (Winslet) swap their homes, 'cars and everything' for the Holidays, with Amanda jetting to snowy Surrey (where parts of The Holiday was filmed (opens in new tab)) and Iris to sunny LA, to escape their heartbreak.
On their trips, movie-trailer maker Amanda meets Iris' brother Graham (Jude Law) and Iris befriends Amanda's neighbor/legendary screenwriter Arthur Abbott (Eli Wallack) before then meeting Miles, (Jack Black).
As you'd expect from a classic festive film, Amanda and Graham fall in love, as do Miles and Iris, and they all live happily ever after. And while fans were teased with a reunion with the beloved Christmas couples, it looks like a sequel is actually not on the cards.
The Sun (opens in new tab) originally reported that a sequel with all the 'main talent' was on the way and set to start filming in 2023, after a source claimed "The plan is to start filming next year. The main talent are all signed up.”
Another industry source also alleged, "The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe," before adding, "but the main talent are all signed up and on board."
Now though, Iris herself, aka Kate Winslet has debunked the claims, telling People (opens in new tab), "I read something about that, but it’s the first I’ve heard of it.
"I promise you not an agent or a representative or anyone from the first one around has had any conversation with me about that. Hand on heart, that’s never come up."
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The Holiday's director, Nancy Meyers has also addressed the claims on Instagram saying, "So many DM's about this. Sorry but it's not true."
While this is disappointing news, fans can now enjoy a brand new The Santa Clauses series on Disney+ (opens in new tab), which is sure to get you in the festive spirit. Plus, fans can always give The Holiday a re-watch!
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.
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