In celebration of the current twentieth anniversary of her iconic romantic comedy Methods to Lose a Man in 10 Days, made on the finish of the rom-com heyday, star Kate Hudson appeared on the speak present The View, to debate not solely her beloved movie reverse Matthew McConaughey, but in addition the rationale she believes we aren’t seeing the identical caliber of movies on this style anymore. Methods to Lose a Man in 10 Day made $105 million on the home field workplace and $177 million worldwide, and as compared, the recently-released rom-com Anybody However You, starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell, has earned a good $38 million and counting worldwide.
Hudson stated of the present state of the style:
“It’s arduous to get male film stars to make rom-coms. That’s an enormous a part of the equation … is to have that occasion. If we are able to get extra Marvel guys like … hey, come to do a rom-com! That’s a part of the system, too. That occasion.”
Not solely is it powerful to get male actors to affix a romantic comedy, which is foolish, as a result of if carried out effectively, it doesn’t damage their profession, but in addition the quantity of respectable scripts written for the style are few and much between.
Hudson went on to say:
“I believe it’s in regards to the writing, and the way we’re investing in telling the story of the writing and the administrators. If you happen to take a look at the basic rom-coms or motion pictures that final eternally — as a result of they do, they’re those that final eternally; individuals return and again — they’d the very best writers. Nora Ephron! It’s extra about how the studios are investing within the expertise.”
Although it has appeared to Hudson like main males are arduous to return by, Aquaman star Jason Momoa not too long ago expressed curiosity in doing a romantic-comedy movie and even pitched making a 50 First Dates sequel to Drew Barrymore. He advised Males’s Well being in 2020 that he’d like to play a “romantic-comedy lead, however thus far no person will rent me for it.” Um, that’s loopy. How has he not been snatched up for a rom-com? Let’s make that occur.
However to Hudson’s level in regards to the scripts and studios investing in some of these tales, we reported a 12 months in the past that Julia Roberts stated she would have cherished to have continued to make romantic comedies over the past 20 years, however there have been simply no good scripts.
So it seems to be like the answer is to make a bunch of romantic comedies which can be humorous and sensible, starring Jason Momoa. Get on that, Hollywood.
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