Matthew McConaughey Says This Is The Only Rom-Com He'd Do a Sequel to
The actor says he enjoyed filming this movie "quite a bit" and would consider reviving it.
There's nothing like a good rom-com, and actor Matthew McConaughey was a prominent feature in the genre throughout the early 2000s, from The Wedding Planner to Failure to Launch. However, it's been a decade since we've been treated to a McConaughey rom-com after he decided to step away. Fortunately, McConaughey revealed in a new interview that there is one romantic comedy he'd consider returning to the genre for: a How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days sequel! Keep reading for more on a possible revival, and for more insight from the actor, learn Matthew McConaughey's Thoughts on "The Heat" Between Brad and Jen.
During an interview for E!'s Daily Pop on Nov. 9, McConaughey told co-host Carissa Culiner that he would "possibly" consider doing a sequel to the 2003 movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, where he portrayed Kate Hudson's on-screen love interest.
"I mean, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is teed up, you know, teed up for one that you could easily do a sequel. And that was a really good one. As far as romantic comedies go, that was a really good one," he said. "And it lasts! People still love that one. I enjoyed that one quite a bit."
It turns out McConaughey and Hudson may have been impromptu rehearsing for a follow-up to their iconic karaoke scene, as the two have done sung together for fun "a few times" since, he revealed. "She's quicker for the mic for karaoke than I am," he said. "But she's pulled me in before."
McConaughey hasn't starred in a romantic comedy since 2009's Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, but it was a decision the actor made for himself—even after being offered a $14.5 million paycheck to star in another rom-com.
"I never regretted that," McConaughey said about turning down the offer. "Intellectually, that was a hard one to say 'no' to. Just looking at that sheer number—are you kidding me? Wow. But I knew I needed to remain on my sabbatical from the films I had been doing for my own soul. And so, no, I never regretted it. But boy, saying 'no' to that really solidified my stance for myself. I was like, OK, I'm not breaking now."
The actor even revealed that the decision didn't sit well with Hollywood, as he had "14 months of absolutely no offers coming in" after he turned down that big paycheck. But his step into more serious roles proved beneficial for the actor: His performance in Dallas Buyers Club earned him his first Oscar in 2014.
Even though McConaughey has distanced himself from the genre, we can't help but get excited about the thought of another McConaughey rom-com on the horizon. But since we don't have a How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days sequel yet, let's take a look at the rare romantic comedy sequels that have gotten made. And for more interesting celeb news, discover The One Guest Anderson Cooper Banned From His Show.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Fans were excited to hear that they would be getting a sequel to the hilarious 2002 rom-com My Big Fat Greek Wedding. In 2016, the sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 was released—though it didn't quite reach the mark that the original did, earning only a 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. And for follow-ups that were actually well received, check out these Movie Sequels People Think Are Better Than the Original.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
To All the Boys I've Loved Before was a fan-favorite Netflix romantic comedy in 2018. Naturally, Netflix decided to released a sequel, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, in 2020. The second film was called a "swoonworthy sequel" to the original. And good news: a third is on its way! To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean began filming in 2019. And for more fun content delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Sex and the City 2
Fans of the TV series Sex and the City were lucky enough to get a 2008 film, but they also got a sequel to the first movie in 2010. However, while some fans may have loved Sex and the City 2, the critics did not. It was even nominated for Worst Picture, as well as a joint-Worst Actress nomination (and win) for Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis at the 31st Golden Raspberry Awards. And for more movies reviewers hated, these are The Worst Movies of All Time, According to Critics.
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
British romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Diary got its first sequel in 2004, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. And while critics weren't into this sequel either, it did net star Renée Zellweger a Golden Globe nomination. It was also successful enough to lead to a third film, Bridget Jones's Baby, in 2016. And for actors who returned for sequels long after the original, revisit these Actors Who Played the Same Character Years Later.