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‘Love Actually’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ unite in ‘Dead, Actually’

To me, your brains are perfect.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 19, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 10:42 pm CDT

Rick Grimes is better known to Walking Dead fans as the unstoppable leader of a ragtag team of survivors in Georgia’s very own zombie apocalypse. But as this new parody video shows, he has a softer side, too—and a very special message for one lucky brain-eater.

Fans of Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick on the show, know he is perhaps most famous for a small but iconic role in the ’90s rom-com Love, Actually. As a character in love with his best friend’s wife, played by Kiera Knightley, Lincoln had one of the most oft-parodied scenes in rom-com history when he showed up on her doorstep at Christmas with a special message for her.

Not to be outdone, an actor named Charlie Farrell took to YouTube to give Rick a chance at his own holiday confession—this time to a confused, yet mildly interested, zombie lady who’s captured his heart:

Certainly puts “’til death do us part” in a new light.

Screengrab via Charlie Farrell/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 19, 2014, 6:46 pm CST