Kate Hudson Criticizes Contemporary Rom-Coms as “Dumbed-Down”

If anyone knows a quality rom-com inside and out, it’s Kate Hudson! While recently promoting her new movie Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery during the Hot Ones program, the fan-favorite actress expressed her disappointment over some contemporary rom-com, pointing out the lack of an actual good story and branding them as dumbed down.

The Classic Genre

When asked about the characteristics that distinguish a good movie in the romantic comedy genre, the 43-year-old actress focused on the fact that it’s a good story that makes a rom-com film stand out in the league. Kate Hudson actually fought through tears and struggled to keep her composure, as she was sampling the show’s signature hot sauces. But the actress managed to explain her view further on this matter. She continued by describing that, a great rom-com is more than just a ‘meet-cute.’ By traditional structure, it’s about the journey of life encompassing meeting and discovering love, then falling in love. But then the love falls apart, and the characters have to come back together, completing the arc.

The Contemporary Scenario

Marking rom-com as the most classic genre in film, the actress explained that what the audience love in a rom-com, is seeing two shiny and bright movie stars in a love story. Giving a vibe of wish-fulfillment, these films are supposed to make the audience feel fuzzy and then stay with them forever. But according to Hudson, just because the films are supposed to feel bright doesn’t necessarily mean they always need to look bright too! And that’s where she thinks contemporary rom-com movies are failing. Well, with an array of classic rom-com in her repertoires, such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), My Best Friend’s Girl (2008), Bride Wars (2009), and many more, Kate Hudson is one of the best one around to spot those slips.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Upcoming Trial Is All Set to Hit the Courts

The tussle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is likely to take another turn soon. While the celeb world is divided regarding the issue between this ex-couple, a few of them are likely to take a more prominent role in the ongoing legal battle. According to media reports, both parties will call on several famous acquaintances to testify for them in the upcoming trial.

The Upcoming Trial

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ended their short marriage in 2016, over Heard’s accusation of domestic problems against Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has been denying the accusation ever since. In turn, he accused Heard of the same. In 2019, Depp also sued Heard and filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. In the article, the Aquaman actress penned her experience of being in a difficult relationship, indirectly pointing the finger at her ex-husband Depp. After several postponements, the official trial is set for 11th April in Virginia.

The Defense

Both Heard and Depp are set to arrange their defenses by seeking help from celebrity friends and acquaintances. According to Deadline reports, Heard is likely to call on her friends, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, actress Ellen Barkin, and Pineapple Express costar James Franco, to virtually testify for her. During their legal battle in the UK, Heard said in court that she once confided in Franco about injuries allegedly sustained in a disagreement. Elon Musk’s name was added to the case after Depp made a claim in his lawsuit that Heard and Musk were involved in an affair in 2015, no later than a month after her marriage with Depp. On the other hand, WandaVision star Paul Bettany is likely to testify virtually as a witness for Johnny Depp. Bettany got involved in this case after his text conversation with Depp regarding Heard was made public by the lawyers in the previous trial.