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    Kate Hudson Says She Had To Fight For Matthew McConaughey To Be Cast In "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days"

    "We just kept hitting our heads against the wall, and the studio and I weren’t agreeing."

    Matthew McConaughey almost wasn't cast in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days!

    A closeup of Matthew

    According to his costar Kate Hudson, she had to fight for the actor to land his role in the film.

    A closeup of Kate

    While looking back on the film during a Life in Pictures talk at BAFTA, Kate explained that Matthew had always been her top pick for the role.

    A closeup of Kate

    "I’m such a cheerleader for actors in our industry, but for rom-coms, you need that guy to have chemistry with," Kate explained.

    A closeup of Matthew and Kate

    She continued, "We had an energy together; I wanted to play with him. It felt kinetic."

    A closeup of Matthew and Kate

    Kate noted that they both have a "competitive spirit" and are "super athletic," making it easy for them to "push each other."

    A closeup of Matthew and Kate

    "I just love Matthew’s commitment to everything; he’s razor-focused. What you think he is, he is," she shared.

    A closeup of Matthew

    Unfortunately, Kate and the studio didn't quite see eye-to-eye on the choice to cast Matthew.

    A closeup of Kate

    "We just kept hitting our heads against the wall, and the studio and I weren’t agreeing," Kate explained.

    A closeup of Kate

    But since Kate had a lot of creative control on the flick and got "approval of everything," she was able to fight back and get Matthew cast.

    A closeup of Matthew and Kate

    Clearly, it all worked out, considering the film became one of the most iconic rom-coms of the early 2000s!

    You can read all that Kate had to say here.