Hey there, fellow lovers of American English movies! So, picture this: You know that feeling when you’re super into a song and you’re like, “This totally speaks to me!” Well, if you’re all about How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, then you’re totally on the money with this article!
Imagine this, they made that flick with $50 million, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. And guess what? It made a whopping $177 million at the box office, way more than anyone thought! It was like the underdog that ended up being the champ of 2003. And for almost 19 years since it came out, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is still one of those unforgettable rom-coms. Why? ‘Cause Kate and Matthew just clicked so effortlessly!
Alright, so here’s the scoop on the story: Andie Anderson (played by Kate Hudson) is this advice columnist, and Ben Barry (that’s Matthew McConaughey) is this advertising hotshot. Andie’s all about getting a dude to dump her within two weeks for her column. But get this, Ben’s got a bet with his pals that he can make a gal fall head over heels for him in the same timeframe. Cue hilarity, a love fern, and some funny karaoke moments.
Now, here’s where it gets juicy. Can you even imagine someone else instead of Kate and Matthew in the spotlight? Well, believe it or not, Gwyneth Paltrow was supposed to be Andie! But things didn’t work out, and she went on to film another flick. Also, guess what? There was another actor in the running for Ben, but he was a bit too goofy for the role. So, they did this screen test thingy with Kate and Matthew to see if they’d sizzle together. And they did!
But hold on, the drama’s not over. Even though Kate was all set, they were still scratching their heads about who’d play Ben. See, usually, the big star doesn’t wanna play second fiddle, ya know? Kate was totally involved in the casting process and had a say in who’d be her co-star. So, there was this meeting, and Kate’s like, “Nope, that’s not the right choice.” And when the studio pushed back, Kate stood her ground and said, “We’ll just find something else to do then.” And that’s when she suggested Matthew McConaughey, and bam, he became the leading man!
But here’s the kicker – they were a bit worried about the age difference between Kate and Matthew. He was like 10 years older! So, they tweaked the script to make it work. And Kate, well, she didn’t just wing it. She actually spent a day hanging out with Anna Wintour, the Vogue boss lady, to prep for her role as a magazine columnist.
Oh, and speaking of behind-the-scenes stuff, did you know the movie is based on a cartoon book? And the names of Andie’s work buddies are a nod to the book’s authors! And that famous yellow slip dress Andie wears? It was custom-made to make her shine like a diamond (literally, ’cause she wears a massive diamond necklace with it)! That necklace is worth a cool $6 million, by the way. Kate was like, “Yep, it’s beautiful, but also kinda scary!”
And about Andie’s wardrobe, the costume designer didn’t just design everything herself. She went for real designer pieces to make it more authentic. So, you’ve got Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, and more making Andie look super stylish throughout the movie.
So there you have it, all these insider deets about How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, just for all you movie buffs out there. And hey, don’t forget to water your love fern, okay? It’s important stuff! ,more movies on reeltip.com and 99reel.com