"I pretty much do tell my mom everything," Kate Hudson said on the Today show

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated April 28, 2016 01:15 PM
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Kate Hudson may play a daughter in a family full of secrets in her upcoming film Mother’s Day, but that’s certainly not the case in her real life.

“Unfortunately or fortunately, our family is very open,” Hudson said Thursday on the Today show of growing up with her famous parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and siblings Oliver Hudson, Wyatt Russell and Boston Russell “There’s some things that we don’t necessarily want to know about each other, but everything is out on the table in our family.”

But when she does need someone in the family to keep a secret, Hudson, 37, said she knows exactly whom to go to.

“My mom is my great confidante,” she said. “I pretty much do tell my mom everything. It’s vice versa.”

Hudson grew up visiting her parents on various movie sets, including their blockbuster hit Overboard, where she first met Mother’s Day director Gary Marshall when she was just 7 years old.

The actress said it’s been fun having her own kids visit her on set, adding that her son Ryder, 12, finds it especially exciting.

“Ryder right now is at the age where I’m watching him love being on a movie set,” she said. “It’s not fun unless you really love the world of make-believe and you are a storyteller in your head.”

“I’m watching Ryder now fall in love with what it means to be on a set.”

Mother’s Day, which features interlocking storylines centered on the holiday (much like director Gary Marshall’s previous movies Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve), also stars Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts.

The comedy is slated for an April 29 release.