Matthew McConaughey Says a Fortune Teller Told Him to Do ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’

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Alright, Alright, Alright! Matthew McConaughey is opening up about his career as a Hollywood Rom-Com heartthrob. The actor stated he agreed to star in the iconic film, How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days after a fortune teller had convinced him to say yes.  In the 2003 fan-favorite film, the actor plays Ben, the leading man to Kate Hudson’s character, Andie. The film turned 20 just last month, but both characters still have a great impact today after they won the hearts of millions. Recently the film went viral once more after fans reminisced about Hudson’s iconic dance to Carly Simons’ “You’re So Vain.”

Despite the film not doing pretty well in the beginning, it sure still made an impact in the entertainment industry. But, apparently, it took several tries in order to get the right cast together for the film. 

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“I remember considering whether I was going to do it or not one night while on a walk down Sunset Boulevard when suddenly, this guy comes up out of nowhere to me,” McConaughey stated.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

“He was a fortune teller guru [and] goes, ‘Can I tell you your fortune real quick?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, man. Sure.’ He immediately goes, ‘There’s a movie you’re considering right now. It’s a romantic comedy. You have to do this or it will be one of the biggest regrets of your life. It is going to be a blast, it is going to be an incredible experience and it is going to make a bunch of money.’ I remember thinking, Did the studio hire this guy? I laughed at the thought, but I also remember taking a more serious consideration. I think I even accepted the offer the next day,” McConaughey noted.

At the time of the, let’s say incident, Hudson had already been cast as a lead role and was working with the Film Production team in order to find the right man. “We were looking at guys and kept going back and forth about who would be the right guy,” Hudson stated. “The guy for me was really important. Matthew came up in a meeting and I thought that was a great idea. I loved his energy. We immediately just got along.”

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“I’m like, ‘Well, Matthew McConaughey is so Texan, but it’s kind of genius,'” Lybda Obst, the movie’s producer, went on to say. 

Despite not knowing the random good samaritan, McConaughey said that he still remains grateful to the mysterious Fortune teller. “It’s really fun as the audience member to be in on the joke with one character while the other one is not. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days has so much fun audience engagement and participation in this way,” he stated.

Unfortunately, Hudson didn’t reveal that there were no plans for a sequel but would love to work with McConaughey again. “My hope is that [Andie and Ben] are happy, they’ve got a bunch of kids, they got married, and they’re still playing Bulls— with his parents,” Hudson told Vanity Fair. “If there was a sequel, I’m sure there would be some conflict in there somewhere.”

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