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Alright, folks! Let’s talk about this awesome romantic comedy that made everyone go crazy over that backless yellow gown. We’re diving into “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. Get ready to catch up on what the cast has been up to since the movie’s release back in 2003.

Let’s start with Kate Hudson, who played Andie Anderson. Before taking on this role, Hudson was already an Oscar-nominated actress for her performance in “Almost Famous” (2000). Since then, she’s been a major star in the spotlight. You might recognize her from films like “Fool’s Gold” (2008), “Bride Wars” (2009), “Something Borrowed” (2011), “Wish I Was Here” (2014), “Mother’s Day” (2016), “Music” (2021), and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (2022).

But Kate’s talents don’t stop at acting. She’s also ventured into other areas like fashion, where she launched her clothing brand called Fabletics. Not only that, but she even started her own vodka company called King St. Vodka. She’s also an author, having published the book “Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body” in 2016. Oh, and she co-hosts a podcast called “Sibling Revelry” with her brother, Oliver. Kate is a busy lady!

Now, let’s talk about Matthew McConaughey, who played the charismatic Ben Barry. We all know him for his famous line, “Alright, alright, alright.” Since his time in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” McConaughey has seen some serious success. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club” (2013). Talk about a major accomplishment!

After that, he appeared in films like “Magic Mike” (2012), “Mud” (2012), and “Interstellar” (2014). You might also recognize his voice from the “Sing” franchise, where he voiced the character Buster Moon. But McConaughey’s not just an actor; he’s also known for his collaboration with the Lincoln Motor Company in their marketing campaign, delivering those quasi-philosophical monologues while driving around in Lincoln cars.

Beyond his career, McConaughey has been involved in gun control advocacy, particularly after the mass shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. He even published a memoir called “Greenlights” in 2020 and is working on his second book, a picture book for kids called “Just Because.” Talk about a versatile guy!

Next up, we have Kathryn Hahn, who portrayed Andie’s best friend, Michelle. After her role in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” Hahn appeared in popular films like “Step Brothers” (2008), “Revolutionary Road” (2008), and “Wanderlust” (2012). She made a name for herself as the go-to sidekick in romantic comedies before taking on lead roles in movies like “Afternoon Delight” (2013) and “Bad Moms” (2016).

Hahn’s acting extends to television too. You might have seen her on HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True” and Disney+’s “WandaVision,” where she played the character Agatha Harkness. In fact, Agatha is getting her own spin-off series called “Agatha: Coven of Chaos.” Hahn is truly a versatile actress!

Now let’s talk about Adam Goldberg, who played Tony, one of Ben’s buddies. Before “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” Goldberg had already appeared in a range of films like “Dazed and Confused” (1993), “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), and “A Beautiful Mind” (2001). Since then, he’s been heavily involved in television, appearing in shows like “Fargo,” “Taken,” and “The Equalizer.”

But did you know Goldberg is also a talented musician? In 2009, he released an album called “Eros and Omissions,” which featured Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd. He’s got quite the creative streak!

Moving on to Thomas Lennon, who played Thayer, another one of Ben’s buddies. Lennon has continued his rom-com streak after “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” You might have seen him in films like “17 Again” (2009), “I Love You, Man” (2009), “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012), and “We’re the Millers” (2013). He’s also known for his roles on comedy series like the “Reno 911!” franchise and “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$.”

But here’s the surprising part: Lennon is not just an actor. He’s also an accomplished comedy screenwriter, having worked on films like “Night at the Museum” (2006) and “Balls of Fury” (2007). On top of that, he’s written three young adult novels that were a hit, with the first one, “Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles,” becoming a New York Times bestseller. Lennon is truly a multi-talented guy!

Let’s not forget about Annie Parisse, who played Jeannie, one of Andie’s friends. Parisse had mostly appeared in soap operas before joining the cast of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Since then, she’s been steadily working on TV shows like “Vinyl” and “Friends from College.” She even starred alongside Al Pacino in the film “Paterno” (2018). Parisse is not just limited to the screen; she has also performed on stage in productions like the New York Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. She’s got the acting chops!

Last but not least, we have Bebe Neuwirth, who portrayed Lana Jong, Andie’s tough boss. Neuwirth was already well-known for her roles on TV’s “Frasier” and on Broadway in “Chicago,” which earned her a Tony award in 1997. Since her appearance in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” she has continued working in TV, Broadway, and film. You might have seen her on CBS’s “Madame Secretary” and in a cameo in Netflix’s “Tick, Tick…Boom!” (2021). Neuwirth has had an impressive career!

Phew! That wraps up our catch-up session with the cast of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” They’ve been busy with their careers, families, and even their own personal ventures. It’s great to see how far they’ve come since that beloved romantic comedy more on

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