How Old Was Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days?

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In March 2016, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” actress Kate Hudson had a playful time with the rest of the “Kung Fu Panda 3” cast at the film’s European premiere held at London’s Leicester Square.

Kate Hudson wears her hair down at the European premiere of "Kung Fu Panda 3"Kate Hudson wears her hair down at the European premiere of “Kung Fu Panda 3” held on March 6, 2016, at the Odeon in Leicester Square in London (Credit: WENN)

Though Jack Black voices the main character, Po, Kate Hudson, who plays his love interest Mei Mei, clearly stole the show in her skin-baring light pink gown.

13 years earlier, she starred with Matthew McConaughey in the 2003 romantic comedy film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Kate Hudson starred with Matthew McConaughey in the 2003 romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Kate Hudson starred with Matthew McConaughey in the 2003 romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Based on a short comic book of the same name by Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long, the film was a box office success despite mixed reviews from critics.

Starring as Andie Anderson, a writer for the women’s magazine Composure who starts dating a guy and eventually drives him away using only the “classic mistakes women make” in relationships, she successfully improvised some of the funniest scenes in the film.

Kate Hudson wears a silk white dress and a Dolce & Gabbana Miss Charles bag for dinner at Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa MonicaKate Hudson wears a silk white dress and a sparkly sequined Dolce & Gabbana Miss Charles bag for dinner at Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica on June 3, 2021 (Credit: MEGA / WENN)

“I’m very sneaky as a director. I’d go over to Kate and say, ‘OK, in this next take, don’t tell Matthew, but do this.’ She would do it. What’s great is that, because they’re such consummate professionals, they never break character. They just go with it. They just wing it. I never say ‘Cut!’ at the end of a scene,” director Donald Petrie told BBC.

“I love a lot of improv because it’s all about the moment. There can be great chemistry, but if it happens at the water cooler when the cameras aren’t rolling, you’ve got nothing. It’s the chemistry that happens at that moment when it’s in focus. Actually, my favorite scene in the movie is when there are no words whatsoever. It’s when she wants him to seduce her so she can say no, and he’s determined not to seduce her so he won’t seem like the cad that he is. The cross purposes with no words really play well,” he added.

Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey improvised many scenes in How to Lose a Guy in 10 DaysKate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey improvised many scenes in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

One improvised scene is when Kate Hudson as Andie Anderson jumps on Matthew McConaughey as Benjamin Barry and smothers him with kisses after introducing him to their new dog, Krull. McConaughey was genuinely surprised and did not have to act.

“She’s adorable. She’s very natural, loose, and free. She’s smart… savvy is a better word. She gets the joke, whatever the joke may be. Not just the obvious joke – she gets that too – but she’ll laugh at the subplot that’s a little funnier than the obvious joke. She’s a young girl, and, at the same time, has that savvy of a woman. She’s a mix of a hippie and a woman who likes blue ribbons and gold medals. She’s ambitious. She likes to win,” Matthew McConaughey said about his co-star Kate Hudson. They reunited five years later in the 2008 American action-comedy romance film Fools Gold.

Born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde, Texas, Matthew McConaughey was 33 years old when How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days was released on February 7, 2003.

Kate Hudson was born on April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, and celebrated her 24th birthday on April 19, 2003, She was 23 years old when filming the movie in 2002.

Matthew McConaughey was 33 Kate Hudson was 23 years old when How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days was released in 2003Matthew McConaughey was 33 Kate Hudson was 23 years old when How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days was released in 2003 (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

The yellow silk dress Hudson wears at the end of the movie was created by Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera and has apparently been lost.

“You know what? I have no idea where that dress is!” Hudson told Elle. “I know it was [designed by] Carolina Herrera and our amazing costume designer designed the dress with Carolina’s team. I do not know where it is, but I feel like we should find it!”

Kate Hudson wore a Harry Winston diamond wreath necklace and a yellow silk dress by Carolina HerreraKate Hudson wore a Harry Winston diamond wreath necklace and a yellow silk dress by Carolina Herrera (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

For the iconic “Frost Yourself” gala scene, Hudson also wore an 80-carat diamond pendant necklace by Harry Winston named after dancer Isadora Duncan

Kate Hudson wears an organza J. Mendel gown on the red carpet of the "Kung Fu Panda 3" premiereKate Hudson wears an organza J. Mendel gown on the red carpet of the “Kung Fu Panda 3” premiere (Credit: WENN)

Kate’s organza J. Mendel gown at the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 featured a hand-pleated skirt, a floor-skimming hemline, and graceful flutter sleeves.

Kate Hudson and Jack Black pose on the red carpet of the "Kung Fu Panda 3" premiereKate Hudson and Jack Black pose on the red carpet of the “Kung Fu Panda 3” premiere (Credit: WENN)

Jack Black wore a jean-colored shirt and pinstriped jacket as he posed with his stunning co-star. Despite the London morning chill, Kate looked summer-ready in her flowing gown with a plunging V neckline and backless design.

Kate Hudson shows off her back and cleavage in a floor-length J. Mendel gownKate Hudson shows off her back and cleavage in a floor-length J. Mendel gown (Credit: WENN)

Kate’s cinched-waist dress didn’t need much accessorizing. The voice actress wore only a pair of drop earrings and a small Lee Savage geometric clutch and added a touch of edge with dark lipstick and matching nail color.

Goldie Hawn’s daughter wore her golden tresses in tousled waves and finished off the look with a pair of platform peep-toe nude pumps.

Kate Hutson's feet in platform Casadei sandalsKate Hutson’s feet in platform Casadei sandals (Credit: WENN)

Though her gown threatened to hide her shoes from us, we were just able to make out the sleek pair of Casadei sandals.

These nude patent leather platform Casadei pumps are called “Too-Blade” and feature peep toes, 1.25-inch platforms, and towering 6-inch stiletto heels.

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