It is arduous to think about Methods to Lose a Man in 10 Days starring anybody apart from Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, however the romantic comedy virtually regarded very totally different. In honor of the movie’s twentieth anniversary, McConaughey and Hudson mirrored on how they ended up working collectively to Vainness Honest. It seems, they’ve Gwyneth Paltrow and a random fortune teller to thank.
“Initially Gwyneth was hooked up to it, after which sooner or later, she will need to have had a battle and needed to pull out,” defined author Burr Steers.
It did not take lengthy for Hudson to come back on board. Paramount and producer Lynda Obst have been “in love” with the actress after her Oscar nominated efficiency in Virtually Well-known. Hudson obtained the following crack at Methods to Lose a Man in 10 Days and went on to play Andie Anderson, the formidable blond author at Composure journal. However discovering somebody to play her love curiosity, advert government Benjamin Barry, was a bit extra tough.
“We have been taking a look at guys and saved going backwards and forwards about who can be the fitting man. The man for me was actually vital. Matthew got here up in a gathering and I assumed that was an awesome thought. I cherished his power. We instantly simply obtained alongside,” Hudson recalled.
McConaughey was apparently not sure at first.
“I keep in mind contemplating whether or not I used to be going to do it or not one evening whereas on a stroll down Sundown Boulevard when instantly, this man comes up out of nowhere to me — he was a fortune teller guru [and] goes, ‘Can I inform you your fortune actual fast?’ I used to be like, ‘Yeah, man. Positive.’ He instantly goes, ‘There is a film you are contemplating proper now. It is a romantic comedy. You need to do that or will probably be one of many greatest regrets of your life. It’s going to be a blast, it will be an unbelievable expertise and it will make a bunch of cash,'” recalled the Texas native. “I keep in mind pondering, Did the studio rent this man? I laughed on the thought, however I additionally keep in mind taking a extra critical consideration.”
The “fortune teller guru” was clearly convincing.
“I believe I even accepted the supply the following day,” added McConaughey.
If anybody is holding out hope for a sequel a long time later, Hudson has some disappointing information.
“Individuals all the time ask us [about a sequel] however there’s nothing within the works. I like working with Matthew, so I’m positive sooner or later we’ll work collectively once more,” famous the actress. “My hope is that [Andie and Ben] are completely happy, they have a bunch of youngsters, they obtained married, and so they’re nonetheless enjoying Bulls*** together with his mother and father. If there was a sequel, I am positive there can be some battle in there someplace.”
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