Kate Hudson: I'm Not Competing with Mom

The actress discusses the expectations of being Goldie Hawn's daughter

For Kate Hudson, having a mother in the same business is a double-edged sword.

“You can feel it when you walk into an audition,” the Almost Famous Oscar nominee tells Vogue magazine for its July issue about her mother, Goldie Hawn.

“Maybe I was right for a part and maybe I wasn’t. I would always do the best I could, but I knew that if I was having an off day there would have been people sitting there whispering ‘Goldie Hawn’s daughter is horrible. She should really choose another career,’ ” she says, according to quotes from the interview obtained by the Associated Press.

Still, says Hudson, 27, nothing could have dissuaded her from being an actress.

“People don’t always want to believe that. They want to believe I do it because I felt I had to, or to be like my mom, or to compete with my mom,” she says. “Or any other of a number of things that have nothing to do with who I am. I am so much less complicated than that. I like acting.”

Hudson and her husband of six years, Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, have a 2-1/2-year-old son, Ryder.

“I have an amazing job,” says Hudson, whose upcoming movie is You, Me and Dupree with Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon. “But you need more than fame to be happy. If anybody is in this business to get famous, they ought to get out, because everybody falls off the shortlist eventually. Everybody.”

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