Kate Hudson: Hollywood’s hard for women

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18 May 2015

Kate Hudson thinks Hollywood is “just as challenging as it has ever been”.

The 36-year-old actress stepped out of her mother Goldie Hawn’s shadow in 2000 when she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Almost Famous. But despite her success and that of her mum, Kate still believes actresses have a harder time than their male counterparts in the film industry.

“I watched my mum struggle with being a woman in Hollywood,” she said according to the London Evening Standard. “She spearheaded the idea of women producing films for themselves and she got a lot of flak for that because she was a woman calling her own shots. It’s just as challenging as it has even been.”

'I watched my mum struggle with being a woman in Hollywood'

Kate is best known for her roles in romantic comedies such as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Bride Wars. While she still enjoys her work on the big screen, she admitted during the Q&A at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, England that she thinks the small screen allows actresses to explore their skill set a lot more.

“Television is starting to allow older women to have a forum to continue to express themselves creatively,” she continued. “But every female-driven project is an uphill battle. Longevity is a challenging concept for women in Hollywood.”

Goldie and Kate’s step-dad Kurt Russell are known for their relaxed, philosophical approach to life as much as their respective movie careers. And Kate admits their attitude has rubbed off on her more as she’s got older herself.

“For many years I felt it mattered to me what people thought, then you get in the public eye and there is all this criticism and I would take it on. That’s gone now,” she smiled.

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