If you were considering asking Kate Hudson a fun, flirty question like which of her costars was the best kisser, just bear in mind that the conversation is about to take a hard left into Discomfort Town, because her answer is Heath Ledger. YIKES.
Okay, sure, yes, you guys were in fact costars in the movie Four Feathers, that I just had to go look up on IMDb. But I don’t think that’s the kind of answer that a caller into last night’s Watch What Happens Live quite had in mind. I’m assuming she was looking for a more standard, alive person answer of Matthew McConaughey or Matt Dillon or Zach Braff, but that’s not what she got:
“I would say my favorite one was Heath; that was pretty excellent. I would say that, I look back at all of it, and that was really — he was lovely.”
Eeep eep eep! I can’t even describe really where these feelings of awkwardness are coming from for me, but I feel very strongly that this is a weird way to talk about someone who died tragically over six years ago. It’s wonderful to remember Heath in a positive way, but as the best kisser you ever laid lips on? That weirdly cheapens it, because it’s not like they dated in real life, y’know? It’s like slapping a yearbook superlative on someone whose loss is a whole lot bigger than that.
Mehhh so weirded out right now.