Kate Hudson Says She Fought For Matthew McConaughey To Be Cast In This Major Movie

As she enjoys an expert resurgence, Kate Hudson is taking time to mirror on one of many milestone movies that helped put her on the Hollywood map practically 20 years in the past.

Hudson spoke at size in regards to the 2003 romantic comedy “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” whereas showing on the British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts (BAFTA) final week. In her chat, the actor stated she “fought back on a lot of things” through the manufacturing means of the film, which included convincing Paramount Photos executives to forged Matthew McConaughey as Benjamin Barry, the love curiosity of her character, Andie Anderson.

“We had an energy together, I wanted to play with him,” Hudson defined, in accordance with Selection. “It felt kinetic. We both have a competitive spirit, we’re both super athletic. We like to push each other, and I just love Matthew’s commitment to everything; he’s razor-focused. What you think he is, is is.”

She famous that she and director Donald Petrie “just kept hitting our heads against the wall” all through the casting course of.

“I’m such a cheerleader for actors in our industry,” she added, “but for rom-coms you need that guy to have chemistry with.”

Kate Hudson (left) and Matthew McConaughey in 2003.

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Hudson didn’t specify why execs weren’t offered on McConaughey, who was already a field workplace draw, throughout her chat final week. In 2003, nevertheless, producer Lynda Obst advised Leisure Weekly that the 10-year age hole between the 2 actors might have been an element.

″[At first] we thought he was previous for her,” Obst stated on the time. ”He’s 33, she’s 23.”

Fortunately, Hudson received her want, and McConaughey landed the half. Launched in February 2003, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” was a smash, raking in additional than $177 million on the field workplace. Interestingly, scenes from the film just lately trended on TikTookay after Netflix introduced it might be leaving the streaming platform on Jan. 1.

“I love that that movie lives on with younger girls,” Hudson advised “Today” final week. “There was a very feminist twist to that movie. It really inspired young girls, and that makes me so happy.”

Hudson can at present be seen alongside Daniel Craig within the crime comedy “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” Her portrayal of former supermodel-turned-fashion designer Birdie Jay has earned her glowing critiques, with The Day by day Beast calling it her “sharpest performance yet.”