Matthew McConaughey Reveals Why He Had ‘Great Chemistry’ With Kate Hudson

There is an important ingredient when it comes to making a romantic movie and that’s chemistry. Matthew McConaughey had this with one co-star so they worked together in another romantic movie. That was Kate Hudson and this is what they had in common.

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson starred in 2 movies together

McConaughey and Hudson’s first movie was How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, which was released in 2003. He played Ben, an arrogant man who works in advertising. She played Andie, a writer who is determined to write a piece on how to lose a guy quickly. They then unexpectedly fall in love despite her efforts.

The actors then paired up again for Fool’s Good, which was released in 2008. This time the actors played Finn (McConaughey) and Tess (Hudson), a married couple who is looking for treasure. This search helps the distanced couple fall back in love with each other.

The actors haven’t worked together since then. But McConaughey has revisited his role in the first movie to talk about their chemistry.

He said they’re both rock n’ roll

The actors had to have some kind of real connection in order to do multiple romantic roles together. McConaughey talked about How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in his #McConaugheyTakes series.

“The main thing is that the male and the female — or the two leads — have to have some chemistry,” he said. “If they don’t, it doesn’t matter how good that script is. There’s a lot of improv, there’s a lot of banter. It’s about timing, comedic timing.”

McConaughey added, “There’s a buoyancy that they’re built on, you have to sort of bounce from cloud to cloud. Dance between the raindrops, I used to say.”

The actor talked about what made their connection work. “Kate and I had great chemistry, obviously we worked after that on other films. But we had a really good push and pull,” he explained. “She had a lot of rock n’ roll and I did too, the way we would parry with each other really worked in that film.”

The actors were in relationships when they worked together

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson play a TRL treasure game
Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson play a TRL treasure game | Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic

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Some fans might wonder if there was any real romance between McConaughey and Hudson. But they were in relationships with other people when they worked together.

McConaughey has been married to Camila Alves since 2012. They share three children together named Levi, Livingston, and Vida.

Hudson was married to Chris Robinson from 2000 to 2007, and they share a child named Ryder. She later got in a relationship with Danny Fujikawa in 2017, and they share a child named Rani. Hudson also has another child named Bingham, who she had with Matt Bellamy.

So it seems like it was all work between the two actors. But luckily, their chemistry made filming easier.