Kate Hudson Denies Trying to Copy The Career Of Her 'Icon' Mom Goldie Hawn
Oct 07, 2022 by apost team
Actress Kate Hudson is perhaps best known for her roles as the enigmatic Penny Lane in "Almost Famous" and stubborn Andie Anderson in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." However, before experiencing commercial success, Hudson was already a recognizable face. As the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson – who was actually raised by action figure actor-turned-mom's-boyfriend Kurt Russell – she grew up in the relative limelight. Hudson would always draw comparisons to her star-studded parents, even though she crafted her own path through Hollywood.
Hudson made her film debut in 1998 with the drama "Desert Blue," followed by plenty of supporting roles in the following years. It wasn't long before she began landing roles that helped make her the leading actress she is today, including films such as "You, Me and Dupree," "Fool's Gold," and "Bride Wars." It's clear that Hudson has a knack for comedy, especially romantic comedies, as she is hilariously charming and witty.
While the mentions of her parents still come, Hudson remains unoffended. She often mentions her mother, in particular, as a source of inspiration and strength. In an interview, Hudson spoke of their relationship, saying, "I'd say my first teacher, who continues to always be my teacher, is my mom. That's the woman that I've learned the most from, and who I look up to, who has conducted her life in a way that I can look up to." Hudson also speaks fondly of Russell, whom she considers to be her father. The three, along with siblings and fellow actors Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, form one of Hollywood's most beloved families.
Read on to find out what lessons Hudson is taking from her mother and how they are helping her live her best life with her sons.
Nowadays, Hudson is still active in the entertainment industry but is also busy raising her children. She is a mom of three children and has frequently spoken out about her parenting and co-parenting style.
Hudson has oldest son Ryder, 18, with ex-husband rock star Chris Robinson, another son Bingham, 11, with ex-partner Matt Bellamy and daughter Rani Rose, 3, with fiancé Danny Fujikawa.
Hudson is clearly a proud mom as she regularly uploads photographs of them to her Instagram account. She also takes a lot of cues from her famous mom, Hawn. In March 2022, in conjunction with Stuart Weitzman's "Live Every Moment" campaign in which she appeared with her mom, Hudson said in a statement, as reported by Us Weekly:
"My mom has always been an inspiration to me and, in so many ways, the foundation for my values. There's no doubt that I inherited her love for life and all of its experiences big and small."
Hudson's children are not only close to Hawn and Russell but to her brother Oliver's children as well. He sang praises for his mother and Russell to Us Weekly in April 2021, saying, "My parents are amazing grandparents. We're a very tight family. We all live very close to each other. … They're amazing people, amazing grandparents, amazing parents."
Their closeness now may boil down to the way they were raised, which Hudson described to CNBC in 2021 as such:
"My personality profile is perfect for an overachiever based on my family of origin. We grew up privileged, but our parents made sure we understood it. It was like, 'Hey kids, none of this belongs to you. You didn't earn any of this. You were just born into it.' So at a really young age, our parents were all about work ethic."
While Hudson has expressed praise for the way her mother paved her own way in the entertainment business, she told E! News in September 2022 that she isn't planning on imitating Hawn's career.
"Contrary to how I guess it seems from the outside in, for me, our family is much more focused on emulating who we are as people," the "Glee" actress said. "Emulating the good and maybe not necessarily wanting to carry on some of the challenges, like any child growing up in the world."
Hudson added to the outlet that even if she wanted to copy her mother, there would be no way to do it.
"There's no emulating mama's career. She's an original. She's an icon. It's a different generation," Hudson gushed.
However, Hudson admitted there were other areas of Hawn's life that she was more than happy to try to mirror.
"I do really like to emulate the things she brought to her career and to us as kids, and how she balanced that out," Kate added to E! News. "I think that's important."
This is not the first time Hudson has raved about her Academy Award-winning actress mom. In April 2020, in an interview alongside Hawn for People magazine, Hudson had nothing but praise for the couple who raised her.
"Just the fact that they've been able to maintain a unit for all of us, in times of turmoil, they really are the center of all of our lives," Hudson said about Hawn and Russell, adding they both "complement each other so well."
Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson (2021), (Rich Fury/Getty Images)
"Mom is kinetic and she is a butterfly. And Pa likes his family and his home. But when they're together, it's so powerful."
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