You know the scene. 

Andrew Lincoln’s character Mark silently professes his love to Keira Knightley’s character, Juliet – all the while her new husband (and his best friend) is upstairs. 

But when asked about playing the role at the recent The Walking Dead mid-season premiere, he admitted he held some reservations about the character. 

“I quite like the fact that I’m in one of the most romantic movies playing the only guy who doesn’t get the girl,” Lincoln tells TheWrap.

“He is a stalker.

“That was my question to [director] Richard Curtis, ‘Do you not think we’re sort of borderline stalker territory here?’ And he said, ‘No, no. Not with you playing it, darling. You’ll be alright.’”

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Considering Mark also filmed only Knightley’s character at his best friend’s wedding, we tend to agree. 

Interesting that his character became one of the most loved and that scene a fan favourite… 

The ultimate romantic gesture? Perhaps not.