On February 6, the former coworkers paired up for a joint Instagram Live to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the rom-com, taking time to answer fans’ burning questions. One question Hudson has received “all the time” is one on everyone’s mind: What is it like to kiss Matthew McConaughey?
After working with McConaughey in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Fool’s Gold, Hudson has the unique experience of kissing the heartthrob many, many times. “My whole thing is like, we’re always in weird environments,” she recalled. “It’s never like…there was only one time when we kissed that was like so nice and gentle, in the bathroom.”
Despite how badly fans hoped their onscreen spark was real offscreen, both actors agreed that the possibility of anything more than friends was off the table. “When you’re kissing anyone in a movie, it’s professional,” Hudson said. “We’re actually trying to create something that evokes something in a certain way that might not exactly be the way you would necessarily do it in real life.”