Kate Hudson has choice words for new movie

Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:53pm EDT
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By Syantani Chatterjee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kate Hudson rose to movie stardom playing sweet All-American girls, but in her newest part in "My Best Friend's Girl," she relished doing two things she rarely does on film -- curse a lot and portray a sexually aggressive woman.

Since winning wide acclaim and an Oscar nomination as rock 'n' roll groupie Penny Lane in 2000's "Almost Famous," Hudson has worked in numerous romantic comedies including "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "You, Me and Dupree" and "Fool's Gold."

But unlike the others that were aimed at audiences of most all ages, "My Best Friend's Girl," which debuts in theaters on Friday, features strong language and sexual content, which restricts the U.S. audience mostly to adults.

"I finally got to swear and say and do certain things that most people say to each other in normal, everyday life," Hudson said.

"I got a little taste of what those 'Sex and the City' girls were up to for so long, which was fun," she added, noting May's adult-oriented, blockbuster comedy based on the lives and love affairs of four single women living in New York City.

In "Best Friend's Girl," Hudson stars opposite Dane Cook and Jason Biggs, playing a lawyer who is scared away from monogamous affairs by her ex-lover (Biggs), and wants to make the best of being single with perennial bachelor Tank (Cook).

Tank, who has mastered the art of seducing and offending women, meets his equal in Alexis when he is hired by his best friend to steer her back toward him.

Cook, a stand-up comedian, praised Hudson's comic timing, saying she has the ability to work straight from the dialogue in a script or improvise with equal prowess.   Continued...

<p>Cast member Kate Hudson is interviewed at the world premiere of the movie "My Best Friend's Girl" at the Arclight theatre in Los Angeles September 15, 2008. The movie opens in the U.S. on September 19. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>