When Kate Hudson needs advice on dieting, or dating, or making her way in show business, she still turns to a familiar source — mom.
The daughter of actress Goldie Hawn said having a mother who blazed a path in the same line of work that she’s chosen is a big help. Kate Hudson said she’s been taking mom’s advice since the day she started in Hollywood.
“When I told her I wanted to go into acting, she just said, ‘OK, if this is what you want to do then you’ve got to start thinking straight,’ ” said Hudson, who stars in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, out next week.
“I have been able to deal with the pressures of Hollywood thanks to those early lessons from my mom.”
Goldie Hawn even helped Kate Hudson with nutrition advice.
“When I was younger my mom advised me not to start going on crash diets or become obsessed with my weight and I have always stuck by that. I started eating properly at the age of 16, getting on a regime in which I’d get more energy. So I don’t eat wheat or dairy. It is really simple … mom is full of great advice.”
Some of the advice was simple, Hudson noted. Her mom told her to make sure to look people in the eye when she meets them for the first time.
“It was simple advice and seemed obvious,” Hudson said. “But I realized, in time, that so many people don’t do that, particularly in Hollywood.”
Kate Hudson said she still seeks mom’s advice and even used some of that motherly advice for other young girls this week. Appearing at a leadership summit for young girls, Kate implored them to seek their own path in life and use their talents to the best of their ability.
As the daughter of Goldie Hawn, Hudson saw high expectations and often got discouraged when trying to make a name for herself in Hollywood. But she kept at it, eventually scoring a breakout role in Almost Famous and becoming one of the most bankable female stars in show business.
“Take a chance on your own talent and your ambition because if you don’t do that, there’s no one else who will,” she said.
Hudson gave the advice at the ANNPower Leadership Forum, a week-long event that draws teens from across the country and connects them to female leaders in business, entertainment, and the non-profit sector.
Kate Hudson is part of an advisory council that offer mentoring to teenage girls and evaluates community projects to determine which are worthy of funding.