Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway Bride Wars Press ConferenceWhat makes 'Daniel' [played by Steve Howey] a keeper or what's the perfect guy for you?
Kate Hudson: "I don't know yet. I don't know what the perfect guy is yet. I do know that I like honest guys. That always gets me going. I like guys who are really up front and just are who they are. They're hard to find."
Anne Hathaway: [Laughing] "Yes, they are."
Kate Hudson: "I think that Daniel, or what I liked about the guys in this movie and where I liked the relationships that we both have - they're so different - is that I would be the expected one to be divorced in like two years, where she would probably be the one that people would think would have a long and lasting relationship and go through the worst possible times and still be married. So we liked sort of playing that. 'Liv' actually found someone who could deal with her and knew how to handle her. She needed the person in her life who allowed her to look at herself and go, 'You know what? I need something else and something different.'"
Anne Hathaway: "I was just thinking that one of the things I'm so excited about with this film is that so often in films that we've been in there's the main character and then there's the quirky best friend that you never really get to know, who comes in with a great one liner. To have two complex female characters who are best friends at the center of a movie – I don't know – I haven't really seen that before. So anytime we were in those scenes where we got to go deeper, where there wasn't that formula in place in the script and I was actually feeling something new as an actress for the first time because I'd never been in a situation like that. Kate was just there every time, listening, going deeper with me. I mean, to have one specific moment, there were so many, but to just get to return to those scenes again and again and again shouldn't be rare, but I guess it really is. I remember that and I'm really appreciative of it."
Anne Hathaway: "I think… I'm sorry. Am I cutting you off?"
Kate Hudson: "No. [Laughing] I mean, yes, but go ahead."
Anne Hathaway: "I think that because Liv [Kate's character] knows exactly what she wants and who she is, she needed to find someone who found her adorable, who finds her messiness and her being stressed out [cute]. Maybe he probably prefers her when she's being herself and happy, but also finds that other part of her great and gets it and accepts it. The thing about Emma is that she's, in some way, having a latent rebellion. She needed someone who is going to want her to be happy above all, and want her to explore every part of herself and is willing to accept whatever she finds. They each do find that in a real way. I loved that."
"I think it's something you said about Emma is that the sad thing about her, and it goes back to your attitude about marriage, is that Emma is that person that marries for keeps. When she got married, she would've stayed married through anything and I think she would've really been unhappy with Fletcher. I don't know, but I was thinking about that when you talked about that."
Kate Hudson: "It's so funny. When we're talking about this as a success, if this movie was successful and we thought about doing another one how much fun we would have thinking about where our characters would go."
Do you think there's too much emphasis on a girl getting married?
Kate Hudson: "Personally, we love relationships and I would never be cynical about people wanting that day and getting excited about that day. I think there's a reason for it. I always say that it's your day to sort of present yourself to your man, to throw this party that's about wanting to spend the rest of your life with somebody and bringing everyone together. The idea of the ceremony is great. The reality of the ceremony becomes stressful. But I think the emphasis on marriage will always be important for people no matter what kind of marriage they chose, whether that's getting hitched at the top of the Himalayas, just the two of them, or having a 300 person wedding. I think that people will always want that ceremony. When we all sit around and have coffee or drinks, the first thing you talk about are your kids and then you talk about your relationship and love and loss and drama in love. It's such a big topic for us. So I think celebrating it will always be something that people emphasize."
Anne Hathaway: "I think the idea of having… To be perfectly honest, I don't know. It's true. I don't know because I don't personally feel any pressure to get married. I don't feel it from my family. I don't feel it from my friends. I don't feel it from within, so I don't really know how to answer that question. But I'm not everyone. I don't know if there's pressure on women to get married or if it's something that women put on themselves. If it's the way that things have been done and we're not yet in a new moment where things have transitioned into people accepting that anything goes, that you can do whatever you want."
"I think there's something to be said about living the happiest life possible, but the only way that you can live a happy life specific to yourself is if you are yourself. If you're the sort of person that never wants to get married, then never get married. Who cares? And if you're the sort of person who really loves the idea of being committed to someone and having that piece of paper that says you're committed to someone and celebrated it with a huge party or a quiet party, like Kate was saying, go for it. Just be yourself. I think the important thing to note though is more so than whether or not women feel pressure to get married, I think that we need to work on making it possible for everyone in America to get married."