The author seemed quite pleased with the final addition to the cast, writing on her Facebook page, “It’s official!!!! Kate Hudson will be playing Darcy! … I know she doesn’t physically resemble Darcy, but I think she is PERFECT for this role and will knock this out of the park. She is gorgeous and can play manipulative and self-absorbed, yet charming and vulnerable…. I am thrilled and hope you are too!!”
Kate joins a cast made up of Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Rachel, the bff who falls for Darcy’s handsome fiancee (played by Colin Egglesfield) and John Krasinski as Ethan, a trusted friend and confidante.
Actresses Elizabeth Banks and Malin Akerman were also contention for the role, but lost to Kate, who is certainly familiar with rom coms (she’s got “How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Raising Helen” and “My Best Friend’s Girl” on her resume). One thing Kate has never really done before has played the villain (if you’d read the book, you know how very unlovable Darcy can be) so it will be interesting to see if she can go from bubbly to bitchy.
Do you think Kate Hudson was the right choice for Darcy, Crushers?