Goldie Hawn hasn't acted since 2002, but she'll be forever beloved in Hollywood thanks to her starring roles in hit films like The Sugarland Express, Private Benjamin, Overboard and The First Wives Club. Kate Hudson is a successful actress in her own right—but would she ever remake one of her mom's movies?
"I come from a family of storytellers. It takes a lot—three months, four months—out of their life," Hudson said on NBC's Late Night Tuesday after she was asked about growing up with Hawn and dad Kurt Russell. "It's kind of a fun thing to see the outcome of what your parents have been working on so hard and what you would hear them talking about. And now I can see that in my children. I can see that in Ryder on set, checking it out. He starts to really understand the process. It's cool. It's a cool thing."
In 2012, Jason Reitman assembled an A-list cast to do a live-reading of Hawn and Warren Beatty's 1975 sex satire Shampoo. Bradley Cooper read Beatty's part, while Olivia Wilde took over Julie Christie's role. Hudson read her mother's part—and that may be the only time she will ever emulate the Oscar winner.
"It was really, really fun. What was fun about that, actually, was that Warren was in the audience. But I'm playing my mom's character. It was kind of crazy," the Wish I Was Here star said. "It was kind of why you don't touch those things, you know? That was fun. That was actually really celebratory. But I don't think I would ever want to do something like that because my mom plays such iconic roles that I couldn't really see anybody for that matter being able to embody or encompass what it is that she is." Seth Meyers laughed and said, "If you can't pull off a Goldie Hawn role, everyone should stay away from it."
Hudson giggled and replied, "It's a funny thing to kind of take on that [responsibility]."
While the 35-year-old actress grew up watching her parents' movies, her elder son has only viewed a few of hers. "Ryder's seen all the ones he can see and he loves them, he's into it, but he's more interested in why he can't see the ones that he's not allowed to see," Matthew Bellamy's fiancée explained. "He's like, 'What does that mean? Are you naked?' That kind of thing. And I'm like, 'No...'"
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