Nov. 4, 2009— -- Does actress Kate Hudson know what she wants?
She bounces from boyfriend to boyfriend, chooses roles with varied box office success and, now that she's dating Yankees' slugger Alex Rodriguez, is looking more like Madonna than Goldie's golden girl.
Hudson vamps it up for the December issue of British Elle, out on newsstands today. In a photo spread, she appears Madonna-buff in a black swimsuit, black satin gloves and cat-inspired eyeliner.
Hudson's new muscled look comes after she dropped 20 pounds for an upcoming role as a terminally ill woman. She lost the weight by eliminating alcohol from her diet.
"I love my glass of wine. I love tequila. To be in New York for two weeks and not have one beverage, I'm not sure I've ever done that!" Hudson told Elle in an exclusive interview for the December issue.
Hudson also loves her men. Since her split with ex-husband Chris Robinson, the Black Crowes frontman, with whom she has a 5-year-old son Ryder, Hudson has had several high-profile boyfriends, including her latest, Madonna's ex Rodriguez.
"She's living the life she probably missed out on," Us Weekly entertainment director Dina Sansing told ABCNews.com. "I think what happened is she got out of this marriage, realized she's still young and decided to have fun. She has dated around in a way that she probably didn't get to do before because she married so young."