Kate Hudson has learned one or two things about co-parents thanks to her three children and their father.
She recently opened up about her complex family dynamics, including with her own mother, Goldie Hawn, in a conversation with TODAY’s Willie Geist, which aired Sunday.
“I have several fathers, I have children everywhere,” she said, laughing.
“How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days” star, 41, shares son Ryder, 17, with ex-husband Chris Robinson and son Bingham, 9, with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy. She also welcomed a daughter, Rani Rose, with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa in 201
“The only expectations I really have that are very high in my life are with my kids and with family things,” she continued to Willie. “Other than that, it’s like I’m just letting go … I’m working my a– off, and then I’m going away and I’re hoping for the best.
But Hudson was also found at his family’s home because of the sometimes challenging COVID-19 epidemic.
“I want to be like, ‘Yeah, it’s so good, and … we’ll find out,’ but the reality is that there are days that are good, and there are days when I have to remind myself. to be grateful, “explained Fabletic’s co-founder. “I never thought in a million years that I would spend a year in one place. And when you have so many children, you sometimes have those moments where you hide in your bathroom and go, ‘Please, thank me. from here! ‘”
“I just remember that there are a lot of people out there who have lost their loved ones and we just need to stay a little bit,” she added.
Although Hudson has close relationships with her own children, she grew up not knowing her own father, musician and actor Bill Hudson. She and her brother, actor Oliver Hudson, were raised by Hawn and her longtime partner, Kurt Russell.
“Unfortunately, I think quite common,” she told Willie. “I think it’s important for people to talk about it. If they can not reconnect, or if it’s too challenging, it’s OK, right?
“It’s a 41-year-old subject,” she continued, referring to her own father. “I have a great family. I have a beautiful mother. I have a stepfather who stepped in and played a huge, big role in sharing what it is like to have a reliable father figure in our lives. But it does not take away from the fact that we did not know our father.
“I think when I’m kind of gone through that process … I’m looking at my dad a little bit and I’m like, ‘You know, love has never been anywhere. It’s always been there, no matter what these complications have been. “And healing is … personal, and I think sometimes people just have to hear that they are not alone in that.”
Hudson often reflects on these issues in her podcast, “Sibling Revelry,” which she hosts with her brother Oliver Hudson. But long before she became a prominent podcaster, she had her first major success with the 2000-classic film “Almost Famous.”
“It was definitely a whirlwind,” she recalled. “It was almost like that year of my life – people kept asking me, ‘How does it feel? How does it feel?’ “Everything was going so fast in that moment … and I did not even have time to digest any of it. And then there was my life, it was just work, work, work.”
“From the outside, it may not seem as grounded as it actually was,” she continued. “But yeah, I mean, shot out of the cannon is basically what it was.”
About 20 years later, the Golden Globe winner stars in the upcoming film “Music,” coming out in February, and tells the story of a drug dealer, played by Hudson, who becomes the caretaker of his teenage half-sister who has autism. It is directed by the pop musician Sia.
“We call it a musical experience,” Hudson said. “I think it’s a work of art. I mean, that’s what Sia intended. Her intention was to make a film about love, about finding love, about feeling worthy of love.”
She is now working on filming the second season of Apple TV + drama “Truth Be Told” opposite Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, and the security protocols due to coronavirus are “very strict”, including masks and face shields, she said.
“I looked at us the other day with all our s — on, and I’m like, ‘God, we have to,'” she asked. “Like we’re shooting a show in the middle of a pandemic and are so happy to be at work.”