With lots of attention around her professional and private life, Kate Hudson is no stranger to scrutiny – and teaching her 3-year-old son, Ryder, about the family fame comes with the territory.
“Every once in a while, he’ll go, ‘Oh my God, mommy, you’re on TV, you’re on TV!'” Hudson, 28, told PEOPLE at Tuesday’s Glamour Reel Moments premiere of her directorial debut, Cutlass, in West Hollywood.
“I don’t think he has any understanding of [it],” Hudson said, when asked if he recognizes that she is a Hollywood actress. “I think he’s aware that it’s mommy’s job.”
“I watch my son when he goes on set, and [he] watches what we do,” Hudson said. “You can’t help but be interested in what everybody is doing.”
Remembering her own on-set upbringing with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Hudson says, “People ask me that, about my parents, growing up. I don’t ever remember a defining moment where I understood what my parents did. It was their job, like anybody.”
In recent months, Hudson has declared dating as a single mom “very different” after filing for divorce last year after six years of marriage. Hudson then dated Owen Wilson for about a year, before splitting in May and picking up with actor Dax Shepard in July.
Tuesday night, Hudson told a reporter that Shepard is a “great guy,” but that she didn’t like talking about her personal life.
“Less is more,” said Hudson, who also, with a smile, declined comment to PEOPLE.