‘Kids used to run after me screaming that line’: Bill Nighy, 72, says he thinks his famous Love Actually quote will be in his obituary
It’s one of the most iconic roles of his career, which even won Best Supporting Actor at the BAFTAs in 2003.
Bill Nighy says he believes his most famous line, such as rock and roll legend Billy Mac, will be forever immortalized in his posthumous obituary.
The 72-year-old actor made an appearance on This Morning on Friday where he revealed that the quote was often shouted at by kids in his area.
Memorial: Bill Nighy says he believes his most famous line as rock and roll legend Billy Mac will be forever immortalized in his posthumous obituary
The line mentioned often is: “Hey kids. This is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs. Be a rock star, and they’ll give you them for free!”
If you get an obituary, Bill said, it will be on it. Kids used to run after me in my area, cheering this line.
He added that he would never get sick of people discussing love in reality despite it having been around for nearly two decades.
Hilarious: The line often mentioned is: “Hey kids. This is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs. Be a rock star, and they’ll give them to you for free!”
“It was something big and important to me,” he said, `and it changed the way I went to work. I will never get bored of talking about it.
“People have used it for all kinds of purposes to get through the dark times…there is no place in the world where people don’t see it on a regular basis, at every Christmas.”
Released in November 2003, Richard Curtis’ rom-com rose to the height of fame – grossing $247 million worldwide, and remains one of the most beloved Christmas movies today.
Popularity: The 72-year-old actor made an appearance this morning on Friday where he revealed that the quote was often yelled at by kids in his area.
A festive success: Richard Curtis’ rom-com was released in November 2003 and actually rose to the heights of fame – grossing $247 million worldwide, and remains one of the most beloved Christmas movies today.
It comes after Bale admitted that he thinks about death 35 times a day in a new interview with The Guardian.
Pirates of the Caribbean once claimed to think of his eventual death twelve times a day but he has increased that number exponentially.
He said: ‘This was a completely modest assessment. It might be over 35.
And I really don’t believe it. I know this is going to happen, but I think maybe at the last minute someone might make an exception.
But again, I think sometimes: I don’t think I can do much of this. I’ve had a lot of work.
In 2015 he revealed that he measures his life in the Champions League and has an obsession with his mortality.
Then the 65-year-old star, best known for his roles in Love Actually and State of Play, said he hoped he wouldn’t retire, but instead go to sleep one day and not wake up.
Sadiq: The actor once claimed to think about his eventual death twelve times a day but has increased that number exponentially (pictured in October 2022)
A passionate football fan, he also revealed how he spends his spare days drinking coffee and walking across London before settling down to watch football matches taped on Sky Plus.
In an interview with the Observer, he was asked if he could imagine ending up in a retirement home like the one depicted in his movie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
He replied: I hope he will not retire. What do we hope? Go to bed and don’t wake up, I guess.
“I probably think about death 12 times a day,” he added. I measure my life in the Champions League. How much do I have left?
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