Kate Hudson covers Glamour: “I don’t feel like I have anything to hide”

Kate Hudson covers the April issue of Glamour mag. I’m kind of meh on the photoshoot – I mean, it’s not like I’m expecting much from Glamour editorially, but I normally think Kate has a kind of fresh/sexy appeal and she just looks kind of busted in this shoot. Kate scored the cover because she has a supporting part in Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which is a straight drama and not a normal Hudson rom-com. She will not be adorably bumbling or running through an airport into the arms of the guy that she had a one night stand with even though they argue all the time and he wrote an article about how much she sucks! Isn’t that always the plotline? Anyway, some highlights from the interview (which was done by Mira Nair):

What is Kate reluctant about? “Not much! If I think about my life, I’m not reluctant about taking chances. I’m definitely not reluctant about relationships.”

She trusts people even though she lets it all hang out: “I choose to [trust people]. The reason I trust so much is that I don’t feel like I have anything to hide. If somebody betrays that trust, it could never be so bad, because I don’t keep any secrets. I’ve had friends who’ve lied to me, I’ve had friends who’ve done things behind my back, I’ve had people steal from me—and it doesn’t stop me from trusting. The only thing that gets me angry is with [people who invade the privacy of] the kids. It’s the only place where I sort of go, Is this worth it?”

Working actress versus “Celebrity”: “Well, that’s the work. There’s a misconception that if you come from famous parents [Hudson’s mom is Goldie Hawn, and her stepdad is Kurt Russell], you’re seeking fame for the sake of fame. I see it as the opposite: Growing up with parents who were in the spotlight—it was almost like, Wow, if I didn’t love to create characters, I would run as far away from fame as I could get. But I love performing.”

Her workouts: “Dancing, Pilates, and running after Bing. He’s sprinting! And he’s got a natural mullet, which I’m cutting soon. It’s growing only in the back, so we in the family say he takes after my Gogie—you know, Kurt [Russell]—because Kurt was a mullet guy in the eighties. Bing’s been singing too. He loves music.”

On Ryder: “And Ryder is the coolest cat—an amazing big brother, so patient and tolerant. Bing pulls his hair, and Ryder just laughs. He’s such a good person. I couldn’t be a prouder mommy.

Her children are her top priority: “I always remember my mom saying that there’s only one thing in life she refused to fail at: raising her children. It just shows you it’s very possible to do the thing that makes you happy and still raise a wonderful family.”

What is Kate’s “Everest”? “I have always been fiery; I go after things. But what I learned from my mother is to step back and actually experience things that are happening. So for me, it’s about meditating. My Everest is to have that become a real part of my life.”

[From Glamour via Us Weekly]

I always say this about Kate, but it’s worth noting over and over: I love that she’s not a whiner. I love that she really never pulls the “woe is me” card. She never throws pity parties or plays the victim or asks people to like her out of sympathy. She might not be the image we have of a “strong, empowered woman” but I do think she’s a lot better than many of the ladies that get our love. And I do think it takes a particular kind of strength of character to be so consistently upbeat and positive. To play devil’s advocate though – I mean, it’s not like her life has been super-difficult, you know? Still. I like her more and more.

Photos courtesy of Glamour’s slideshow.

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  1. Bowers says:

    Still like her mom better.

  2. janie says:

    I love her! She is so cute & funny!

  3. Lamb says:

    Where’d her nose go?

  4. Kaye says:

    More importantly, where did her shirt go?

    • Hoya_chick says:

      Right Kaye?! She looks ridiculous! Did they run out of shirts?! What’s the point of being topless on Glamour? Isn’t it a women’s magazine? Do women want to buy a top less Kate Hudson cover?

      She had her moment and think that moment is over. All her rom-coms are terrible!

      • Kaye says:

        This, exactly.

      • Chicagogurl says:

        I never get this about celebrity moms. It’s completely ironic and off-putting to spend an interview talking mostly about your children and pair that with photos of you almost naked. They’re going to pull out a quote about your kid and how much he loves music and paste it over your boob. It’s kinda gross. I believe you can be sexy and be a mom simultaneously, but for celebs and interviews like this…don’t you need to pick a theme??? i.e. if you’re going to talk personal biz shirtless, talk about your man not your baby. Or play up the fantasy instead of making it look like you did pics on grandmas back stairs while the kids were playing wii upstairs?

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  5. Jayna says:

    I really love Kate. The cover is blah because it didn’t use her best feature, her adorable, nonveneered smile.

    She really doesn’t whine. She’s with a brilliant, brilliant musician, one of the truly few originals on the music scene in these days of recycled or watered-down music, a visionary regarding Muse’s catalogue of music. I didn’t expect him to go all Hollywood with his mate, but as long as it’s with some quirky like Kate, it’s fine.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Ease up on the photoshop Glamour, you made her nose look like Voldemort.

    I find her annoying, mostly because she does such horrible, horrible movies, but it is true she’s not a whiner.

  7. another nina says:

    She can ALLOW herself to be relaxed, and it’s not something I can relate to, so I don’t see anything engaging about it…If she has tons of money, position as a HW royalty ’cause of Goldie and Kurt, she is cute, healthy, she is not burdened with addictions — why should not she feel relaxed? what’s cute and admirable about it?

    • Snail says:

      Agreed. She was born into and has led a privileged life, not much effort involved in that. Not too impressive…she just got lucky.

  8. Willa says:

    Im sure her son will love these pics…

  9. GoodCapon says:

    She calls Kurt “my Gogie”?

  10. Seagulls says:

    I’m not particularly invested in her (I’m not sure why I clicked through!). She seems pleasant enough, but I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed watching her, or her Almay endorsement photos.

  11. Mary says:

    She dated A-rod and Lance Armstrong. I am sure she has lots to hide.

  12. poppy says:

    she’s upbeat and works really hard but she is a horrible actress. she has one speed/dimension.

    she’s definitely working hard to come off sexy but all i can see is A-roid does a doozey on his smaller breasted conquests.

  13. Dawn says:

    I don’t think that she would be famous at all IF Goldie was not her mother. I don’t like how she treats her father and ignores her family from that side. Her brother Oliver doesn’t get it either.

  14. Miss South Africa says:

    When I read the quote “I don’t feel like I have anything to hide”I didn’t think she meant it literally. It seems celebs have to do a nude shoot atleast once in their careers

  15. Jade says:

    I like her; she doesn’t pretend to be artsy or intellectual or slash my wrist emo im a poor hollywood child. I totally understand why guys dig that level of confidence; it’s fresh and her unphotoshopped face is still lovely when she smiles.

  16. Jilli says:

    Another boring half-naked actress……..why do magazines for women inisist on putting barely clothed ladies on the cover?

  17. Shelly says:

    I’ve always liked Kate a lot. She seems adorable, down to earth, and just nice. There is something about her that just shines. And her smile is just amazing.

  18. RHONYC says:

    i find her so entirely underwhelming.

    it makes perfect sense how a lame cosmetics brand (Almay) would make her the spokesmodel.

    it’s weird how i always found her mom Goldie super-amazing, but Kate makes me wanna roll my eyes much like Blythe Danner is phenomenal & Goopy is well…Goopy. 🙄

  19. handsome man saved me from the monsters says:

    Obviously too busy collecting rock stars babies to put her clothes on properly.

  20. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Exactly dawn; and please put models on the covers of fashion mags, today’s actresses are so blah – this isn’t even good photography; we’ve gone from beautiful covers from the 80s/90s to blah forgetable covers with non-descript celebs nothing more than sops to their egos. Commerce and celebrity triumphing over any attempt at artistry.

    • mimi says:

      Are you serious?

      Models are so blah and are way more boring than any actress out there.

      At best, they try to become actresses or singers and at worsth they are very young girls who are mainly starved all day (or drugged) to have a decent thought.

      Usually actresses are way prettier than models (can you compare Gisele’s face to almost any actress’? she is hardly “pretty” by any standard)

      • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

        There are plenty of beautiful models out there that aren’t pale wan 14 yr. Actresses have thoughts the majority are high school dropouts that rattle off the usual hollywood cliches; hardly a bertrand russell, c.s. peirce or einstein among them.

  21. KellyinSeattle says:

    I really like her; she seems down to earth. Goldie and Kurt; my favorite Hollywood couple.

  22. Patrice says:

    I love Kate Hudson! She just seems like the coolest, flightiest yet somehow still down to earth lady. Like the kind of friend you have who you know you can always call when you’re down and she’ll cheer you up and always put the negative into perspective for you 😀

    Side note: Why is she not wearing a shirt/bra on the cover?? I don’t think any of us are buying Glamour because we want to see “high fashion” or other ladies topless. It’s really out of place for this magazine…Strange.

  23. Kelly says:

    What is she doings that is challenging? Her movies stink.

  24. anneesezz says:

    I haven’t like her since Almost Famous. She’s not very self aware because her acting is bad.

  25. april says:

    She looks beautiful even though I don’t like the open shirt photos. Why would women like to look at another woman like that? It’s gross. These photos should be for the men.

    Anyway, I think Kate has that one quality that people love. She is adorable. That’s what makes her romantic comedies good. Meg Ryan was adorable in her romantic comedies also. I guess that’s because they both come across as free spirits.

    Agree that she is not a whiner and takes responsibility for the things that have happened to her than blame someone else. That’s another great quality. I loved the paragraph on what she said about “trusting.”

  26. A Fan says:

    Seems to me such a ‘free spirit’ wouldn’t have needed to get fake tits.

  27. mimi says:

    I do agree that she must have “strength of character to be so consistently upbeat and positive”.

    I’m not sure her life has been so rosy, though. She did go through a divorce and had a child at quite a young age (for our times) with him.

    Then it took her a while to find love and had to go through a string of men who I’m sure, some had not been too good for her.
    One of them almost killed himslef, so her life did had some difficult drama.

    Also, while I am sure her parents gave her a stable and loving home, her parents went through a divorce following her mother’s cheating (as far as I know) and then it was claimed that her mom alienated her father and sort of influenced Kate to see Kurt as her father, which is not exactly healthy for a child or decent towards her father.

    I am sure she has dealt with issues but she is not here to discuss them publicly and she is right about that. We are here to be entertained. We are not her close friend or a psychologist.

    She is not offering for sale her private life in a nauseating way like Jen Garner or Tom Cruise.

    She lives her life privately, work (and does a good job) and then gives us this positive and upbeat attitude. Good for her.