Love Actually child star Lulu Popplewell brands the rom com "sexist"


Safe to say she doesn't approve


Love Actually child star Lulu Popplewell has voiced her disapproval for the romantic comedy branding it as "sexist".


Popplewell, now 29, starred as Emma Thompson and Alan Rickmans characters daughter Daisy, known for playing a lobster in the school nativity play.


Seventeen years after the film was released the stand-up comedian gave a recent interview calling it "s***" and saying Love Actually has "aged badly".




Speaking on the Almost Famous podcast, she said: "I don't regret it at all. Look, softly be it spoken I think it's a s*** film.


"I think it's aged badly. All the women in it are sort of passive objects. I think that there was an article describing them as passive objects to be acquired.


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


"I mean, I don't know how he excuses more recent work. But it was in 2003 or whenever it was out.


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



Popplewell who was aged 12 at the time of Love Actually's release admitted she had not been allowed to watch the film at this point due to its 15 age rating.


Love Actually, directed by Richard Curtis, follows a star-studded cast in multiple storylines all centred around a common theme, love.


The 2003 romantic comedy stars Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy and Rowan Atkinson.