Wilson pays a surprise visit to Australia for a movie date with Hudson

By Annette Dasey
Updated February 19, 2007 07:55 AM

It’s a long way to go for a movie date. But Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson made a rare public appearance Down Under Sunday to attend a private screening of Matthew McConaughey’s We Are Marshall in Broadbeach on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Wilson and Hudson made a low-key entrance to the Pacific Fair cinema, passed by the complimentary candy bar (courtesy of McConaughey) and settled into their seats, an eyewitness tells PEOPLE.

The observer says Wilson, who’s friends with McConaughey, was a surprise guest at the screening for the thirty cast and crew members of Fool’s Gold, which McConaughey and Hudson have been filming on location since November.

“They were cozy – they chose seats together – and seemed relaxed although slightly nervous, probably because they were in public together,” the onlooker says. “Once the lights dimmed, they chilled out a bit more.”

According to local newspapers, Wilson jetted Down Under and has been spotted about town over the past weekend.

Hudson, 27, and husband, rocker Chris Robinson, 40, split last August amid rumors that the actress was romantically involved with her You, Me and Dupree costar Wilson, 38. The pair have since been spotted quietly spending time together in California and Hawaii.