Lose a Man in 10 Days might have ended up with a distinct main man — had Matthew McConaughey not had an opportunity encounter one evening.
The 2003 movie’s star, 53, informed Vanity Fair in an interview printed Thursday that he had initially been on the fence about taking the position of advert exec Benjamin Barry. Nonetheless, an unlikely supply satisfied him to say sure.
“I bear in mind contemplating whether or not I used to be going to do it or not one evening whereas on a stroll down Sundown Boulevard,” McConaughey stated. “Abruptly, this man comes up out of nowhere to me — he was a fortune teller guru [and] goes, ‘Can I inform you your fortune actual fast?’
“I used to be like, ‘Yeah, man. Positive,’ ” McConaughey recalled. “He instantly goes, ‘There is a film you are contemplating proper now. It is a romantic comedy. It’s important to do that or it will likely be one of many greatest regrets of your life. It will be a blast, it will be an unimaginable expertise and it will make a bunch of cash.’ “
McConaughey was incredulous at first, however the mysterious stranger’s prophecy made an impression: “I bear in mind pondering, Did the studio rent this man?”
“I laughed on the thought, however I additionally bear in mind taking a extra critical consideration,” he stated. “I feel I even accepted the supply the subsequent day.”
McConaughey’s costar Kate Hudson — who additionally spoke to Self-importance Honest as a part of a tribute to the film’s twentieth anniversary — was onboarded to the forged with none alleged supernatural help. Nonetheless, she informed the outlet that discovering the right Benjamin to set off journal author Andie Anderson’s character concerned an extended dialogue, ending solely when McConaughey’s title got here up.
“We have been taking a look at guys and saved going backwards and forwards about who can be the suitable man. The man for me was actually necessary. Matthew got here up in a gathering and I believed that was a fantastic concept. I cherished his vitality. We instantly simply obtained alongside,” Hudson, 43, recalled.
Hudson noted in December to TODAY that the movie seems to have gained a following amongst youthful generations. “There was a really feminist twist to that film and it actually impressed younger ladies and that makes me so completely happy,” she stated.
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As for any plans to commit on doing a sequel catching up on Andie and Ben’s relationship? “There’s nothing within the works,” Hudson informed Self-importance Honest, however added: “I like working with Matthew, so I am positive sooner or later we’ll work collectively once more.”