In 2005, when Matthew McConaughey was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive, he told the world, “I haven’t worn deodorant in 20 years.” McConaughey isn’t alone in this. Stars like Cameron Diaz skip antiperspirants because, as she told E! News, “I don’t believe in antiperspirant. […] It’s really bad for you. I haven’t used it for almost 20 years.” McConaughey’s stance doesn’t seem to be over health concerns; the actor just seems to not think it’s necessary. Reportedly in a 2008 interview with Playboy, McConaughey said, “The women in my life, including my mother, have all said, ‘Hey, your natural smell smells, one, like a man, and, two, smells like you.'”
That is, until he worked with Kate Hudson, who begged him to use her natural deodorant while filming “Fool’s Gold.” McConaughey reportedly told Playboy, “Kate Hudson can’t stand it. She always brings a salt rock, which is some natural deodorant, and says, ‘Would you please put this on?'” Apparently, others have worked with McConaughey and found absolutely nothing offensive about his smell. Yvette Nicole Brown, who worked with the actor on “Tropic Thunder,” told “The Jess Cagle Show,” “He smells like granola and good living.”
It must have been extra hot in Australia while filming “Fool’s Gold,” or maybe McConaughey started taking multiple showers every day because of Hudson’s complaints about his body odor. Either way, the two actors have made a couple of films together, and they had great screen chemistry — even if she thought he smelled bad.