Four Weddings and a Funeral Hulu location: Where is the series filmed? Where is it set?
Four Weddings and a Funeral is a Hulu limited series following the lives of young American friends as they navigate romance and tragedy. Created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton, the show is based on the original 1994 British film of the same name written by Richard Curtis and sees the group of friends reunite in London. Stars Nikesh Patel and Rebecca Rittenhouse exclusively spoke to Express.co.uk about the importance of location in the series.
Where is Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu set?
Fans of the original 1994 romantic comedy film Four Weddings and a Funeral will remember London plays a big part in the story of Charlie (played by Hugh Grant) and his group of friends.
Now, the new Hulu limited series of the same name has taken inspiration from the classic film and is set in modern London.
The story follows four American friends as they reunite for a London wedding before getting caught up in a series of love affairs and political scandals.
Four Weddings and Funeral begins as Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel) decides to move to the London from her job as a communications director for a New York senatorial campaign to reconcile with her friends.
From there, she rekindles relationships with Craig (Brandon Mychal Smith), Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse) and Duffy (John Reynolds) while also developing feelings for Kash (Nikesh Patel).
HOW DOES THE SERIES COMPARE TO THE FILM?
Express.co.uk exclusively spoke to stars Patel and Rittenhouse about why the setting is so important to the series.
Patel explained: “As someone who has lived there my whole life, what was really exciting was the way London is depicted.
“Yes, there’s something in the show that is aspirational and shows off these amazing locations but there’s also the way London is seen through the eyes of different people.”
He added the show weaves the stories of all of the characters in the limited series together through these different locations.
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He said: “Ainsley’s London is like beautiful postcard London and Kash’s London is a mix of things. He’s a banker so he sees that whole life but then he has his home life in Hounslow which is the suburbs and is very like where I grew up, which is kind of a bit more homely.
“Again one of the strengths of the show, which is maybe a slight departure from the film, is that it has all those different flavours.”
Rittenhouse agrees this departure from the limited setting of the film gives the show a different atmosphere to Curtis’ depiction.
She said: “It has so many different worlds, different types of people with different backgrounds and I think it adds a lot of richness to the story, which you know the original maybe didn’t have as much and it’s much more contemporary in that way.”
Where is Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu filmed?
The limited Hulu series was filmed all around London in November 2018.
The show features plenty of sweeping shots of the capital as well as filming in specific other locations including Heathrow airport.
According to Rittenhouse, one of the series’ major locations was Notting Hill.
She explained: “We filmed in my neighbourhood because I elected to live in Notting Hill. I was like ‘I really need to be method about this, I should probably live in Notting Hill.’”
“That was a big sacrifice for you, you took one for the team to live in Notting Hill,” Patel teased his co-star.
Fans of Richard Curtis’ films will recognise this is a nod to some of his most popular rom-coms, which use the west London locale.
Although comparisons with the film don’t stop there, with cameos from some of the original stars as well as the involvement of Curtis as an executive producer.
The first four episodes of the series have now been released on Hulu on July 31 with six more set to air.
Four Weddings and a Funeral is now streaming on Hulu with new episodes released on Wednesdays.
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