8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days’

  
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a romantic comedy that was released back in 2003 and still reigns in popularity today. Starring a young Kate Hudson at the beginning of her career across from Matthew McConaughey, this hilarious movie is about two New Yorkers who end up falling for one another while trying to win a bet. It’s been 15 years since the film was released, so here’s a look at 8 things you probably didn’t know about How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days!

8. Gwyneth Paltrow Almost Got the Lead

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Kate Hudson in the role of Andie Anderson, but when the film was in its early stages of production Gwyneth Paltrow was up for the lead and Mike Newell was being considered as a director. “To get Mike to commit to a date was beyond my ability, so then Gwyneth took ‘View From the Top,” said producer Lynda Obst. “Then we saw ‘Almost Famous.'”

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7. How Kate Hudson Prepped for the Role

In order to prep for her part as a magazine editor, Hudson spent a day shadowing the best of the best — iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour. “I tore out all of these how-tos in Cosmo and Glamour,” said Obst. “Those are the kind of things that I skip over.”

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