‘Bummed’ Kate Hudson, 43, reveals the Oscar-nominated role she lost to Nicole Kidman, 55, despite nailing the audition: ‘They went way older’
Kate Hudson burst onto the acting scene in 2000 with her role in the cult comedy-drama Almost Famous.
And while the rest of her career largely consisted of mainstream rom-coms, the actress did try to land another award-winning role after Almost Famous wowed the critics.
Speaking to The World’s First Podcast with Erin and Sara Foster, the 43-year-old said she lost the lead in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! to Nicole Kidman.
Kate Hudson (pictured) has revealed the Oscar-nominated role she lost to Nicole Kidman
‘One of my favourite auditions I ever did was with Baz Luhrmann,’ Kate said.
‘We had a piano player and he had a camera – it was like playing make believe.’
But she didn’t get the part because Luhrmann went ‘way older’ by casting Kidman, who is 12 years Hudson’s senior.
The 43-year-old said she lost the lead in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! to Nicole Kidman, 55, (pictured) because they went ‘way older’ with the role
‘I really wanted that part and it was written at the time for a 19-year-old girl, I believe,’ she said.
‘Then what happened was I was sort of in the auditioning process and then Nicole had a relationship with Baz and wanted to do it,’ she continued.
‘And so of course, it was like, “I guess Nicole Kidman’s doing it.” I just felt very connected to the way [Luhrmann] does things, so I was bummed out.’
Hudson added: ‘Of course, totally got it, because it’s Nicole. It couldn’t be more different… I really wanted that part.’
The Bride Wars star also admitted she auditioned for Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York.
Kidman earned her first-ever Oscar nomination for her role in Moulin Rouge!
Hudson went on to star in a string of popcorn hits like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (pictured with co-star Matthew McConaughey)
Nicole went on to star in Moulin Rouge! in 2001, which became one of the biggest hits of her career.
The role earned the Australian actress her first Oscar nomination at the 2002 Academy Awards.
Although she ended up losing to Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball, Kidman won the following year for The Hours.
Meanwhile, Hudson went on to star in a string of popcorn hits like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Bride Wars, You, Me and Dupree, and the horror film The Skeleton Key.
The musical extravaganza grossed $180million at the box office and won two Oscars
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