Glass Onion star Kate Hudson says she’d love to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Kate Hudson in conversation at BAFTA for her A Life in Pictures interview

Kate Hudson, star of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, says she would jump at the chance to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Hudson, who rose to fame with her role as the groupie Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe’s comedy drama Almost Famous, confessed an interest in superheroes during a BAFTA: A Life in Pictures interview.

When asked if she would be tempted by a role in a Marvel movie, she replied:

“I would, if it was right, I would love it. I actually think I’d have a lot of fun doing a Marvel (movie). My brother  has been doing it and I remember Wyatt calling me going ‘You got to do a Marvel’ and I think I’d be open to it for sure, you know. Why not?”

Wyatt Russell plays John Walker, aka U.S. Agent, in Disney+ MCU series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Hudson didn’t hint at who she might like to play in the MCU, but we can certainly imagine her as Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman, in Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie!

The BAFTA: A Life in Pictures series, presented in partnership with TV and technology brand TCL, takes a deep dive into the life and career of Hollywood’s biggest names, before an invited audience, and TLR was there.

If it was right, I would love it. I actually think I’d have a lot of fun doing a Marvel…

In Glass Onion, Hudson plays Birdie Jay. During her on-stage chat with Briony Hanson, Head of Film at the British Council, she was asked if this was a nod to her own nickname?

“No, no, she’s absolutely not me,” she said. “ Birdie was so on the page and I’m just so happy Rian Johnson wanted me to bring her to life. When you’re in the hands of great filmmakers like Rian you just feel so safe. You knew it was going to be fun. It was just such a joyful, great working experience.”

After garnering critical acclaim in 2001, for Almost Famous, Hudson went on to star in a slew of romantic comedy box office hits, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) to Raising Helen (2004), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Fool’s Gold (2008) and Bride Wars (2009). 

“It’s hard to make a good rom-com. I mean, people have this sort of conception that it’s sort of like easy. But to get a story right to make it actually work, is challenging. We had like five writers on How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. We had a lot of drafts and a lot of trying to figure out. I was really young but very involved – and Lynda Obst the producer was fantastic.”

More recently the actor has shed her rom-com image with Marshall (2017), Music (2021) and Shriver (2022). 

Of her upcoming fantasy thriller Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, Hudson says “It’s a wild movie.

The actor described the film as a genre-bending supernatural thriller. “I play a stripper in New Orleans, who meets  a young woman in a psychiatric ward, and the blood moon comes out all of a sudden, she has these powers…”

Of playing a stripper, Hudson said: “I don’t have any issue with nudity, personally, if it’s right, for this it felt like it would just be.”

Hudson added: “The director, Ana Lily Amirpour, is a fantastic Iranian American filmmaker. She’s wild and original. I can’t wait to see the work that she does in her career,  I’m just so happy I’m in her body of work at this point. I would love to work with her again and we always talk about doing something. She’s just out there.”

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is released on Netflix December 23.

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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