Kate Hudson Says Kissing Matthew McConaughey Was Always Weird

Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey discussed How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days during an Instagram Live appearance, and each commented on how hard it was to kiss while filming the rom-com classic.

By TeeJay Small | Published

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Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey recently took to Instagram live to celebrate and discuss the 20 year anniversary of their hit 2003 film How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. The classic romantic comedy has recently resurged in popularity due to audio from the film being spread around the popular social media app Tik Tok, bringing the film to a new generation of viewers. As reported by Variety, the pair shared their thoughts on kissing scenes in films, remarking on how weird and uncomfortable they can be, with Kate Hudson stating “My whole thing is we’re always in weird environments. There was only one time when we kissed that was so nice and gentle in the bathroom.”

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is one of the defining romantic comedies of the early 2000’s, during a time where the genre was raking in huge numbers at the box office. Given the sheer chemistry shared on screen between Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, it’s surprising to learn how much the pair struggled to come off as natural for the camera. Of course, scenes including kissing, nudity, or love-making can be notoriously difficult to shoot, with a whole crew present to capture a moment which is meant to look and feel incredibly intimate and private.

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days stars Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey as columnist Andie Anderson and advertising executive Benjamin Barry, respectively. The film follows the loose structure of a picture book of the same name, originally crafted as a comedic guide for what not to do in a relationship.

In the film, Kate Hudson’s columnist attempts to prove she can make a man break up with her in 10 days, while Matthew McConaughey’s advertising executive attempts to prove he can make a woman fall in love in the same time frame. Hijinks ensue when the pair find that their connection is genuine, despite the false pretenses of their arrangement. The film is available to stream on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video.

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Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey in Fool’s Gold

During the Instagram Live discussion, McConaughey made various comparisons between shooting kiss scenes and extremely hazardous conditions such as shark attacks, skydiving incidents, and other terrifying performance demands. Kate Hudson agreed with Matthew McConaughey’s assessment, remarking that many scenes lacked the comfortable environment necessary for a kiss to feel natural. However, the two A-list stars expressed that they enjoyed kissing one another for the screen, while maintaining that their relationship was strictly professional.

Many romantic comedy fans may recall after Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey worked together on both How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days as well as Fool’s Gold, a well made but lesser known rom-com, that the pair were rumored to be engaged in an off screen relationship. Despite a number of fans hoping the love story had leapt its way off the big screen, both actors denied any genuine romantic interest in one another.

With 20 years of distance from the film, Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey both agreed that the film is ripe for a sequel. Perhaps the name How To Lose A Guy In ’20’ Days is available for a trademark? At this time, there seem to be no rumblings of a sequel in the works, though Hudson recently appeared alongside her co-star Kathryn Hahn in Rian Johnson‘s latest film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.