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Kate Hudson says her ‘determined’ mother Goldie Hawn is unfairly labeled ‘difficult’ in 1970s and 80s Hollywood

Kate Hudson has defended her mother, Goldie Hawn, as “determined” after she said some people in the industry called her “difficult” or “complicated” because of her efforts to get it right.

“She decided to tell people who were telling her to stay in her lane to go fuck herself and started producing her own movies, which wasn’t happening back then,” the “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days,” the 43-year-old actress told Kelly Ripa on her “Let’s Talk Off Camera” podcast on Tuesday, after Ripa noted that Hawn grew up in Hollywood in a “totally different time” when actresses were supposed to act.

“She had to really fight to get a lot of these movies made (and) was seen by a lot of people as difficult and complicated because she had a point of view.”

Hudson said she remembers recently speaking to a man who had worked with Hawn, 77, and calling her “difficult” to work with.


The ‘Glass Onion’ actress defended her mother as “determined” after she said some people who had worked with her called her “difficult”. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Dossier)

“I remember thinking, ‘You know, it’s funny, but was she right that you thought she was difficult?'” she said after Ripa noted that the women were often called “difficult” because they had a point of view. “And he was like, ‘Oh, yeah, I mean she was definitely right. The whole script needed a complete rewrite.'”

She added, “She was really trying to say, ‘Hey, guys, we should probably revise the script. … And it’s considered complicated, especially in 70s and 80s Hollywood.”

Hudson said he saw the “strength” and “belief” in his mother.

“She’s so determined. I mean she’s really amazing,” Hudson said.

Kate Hudson says her ‘determined’ mother Goldie Hawn is unfairly labeled ‘difficult’ in 1970s and 80s Hollywood

The ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ actress says she learned “everything” from her mother. (MJ Kim/Getty Images/File)

She also praised Hawn for her foundation, MindUp, which she said the “First Wives Club” actress started at the “cutting edge” of children’s social and emotional learning.

Hudson said when her mother started the foundation, people laughed at her and thought it was “meditation,” but “20 years now, and she’s finally getting her kind of kudos for what she created, but she doesn’t let go.”

Kate Hudson says her ‘determined’ mother Goldie Hawn is unfairly labeled ‘difficult’ in 1970s and 80s Hollywood

Goldie Hawn in 1970’s “There’s a Girl in My Soup”. Ripa and Hudson noted that Hawn started out in Hollywood at a time when it was difficult for actresses to have a say in what they filmed . (FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images/File)

Hudson said she learned “everything” from her mother, noting that she now sees her daughter, Rani Rose, 4, beginning to emulate her.


“I feel so blessed,” she told Ripa. “I don’t even know what I had to do in a past life to be born to her as a mother.”

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