Love, Actually is considered to be a shining example of the romantic comedy genre — but Ed Sheeran thinks his new movie is better.

Ed plays himself in Yesterday, a movie about a struggling musician named Jack who wakes up in a world where nobody’s ever heard of The Beatles but him.  He then becomes a superstar by passing off their songs as his.  In the film, Ed takes Jack, played by Himesh Patel, under his wing and helps him navigate fame.

The movie was written by Richard Curtis, who wrote and directed Love, Actually.  Posting a photo of himself with the movie’s cast at the London premiere, Ed wrote on Instagram:

In another post, Ed reveals that Curtis originally wanted a different global pop star to star in the movie.


Yesterday, directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, opens on June 28.

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