Goldie Hawn “decided to tell people that told her to stay in her lane to go f**k themselves,” Kate Hudson shared.
Kate Hudson is standing up for her mom, the vivacious and fiery Goldie Hawn. The latter has been labeled “difficult” and “complicated” in Hollywood but her daughter believes that's only because she's a strong, opinionated woman. “She had to really fight for a lot of these movies to be made [and] was seen by a lot of people as difficult and complicated because she had a point of view,” Hudson said on a recent episode of the Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa SiriusXM podcast. The 43-year-old noted her mom "decided to tell people that told her to stay in her lane to go f**k themselves and basically started producing her own movies, which wasn’t happening at the time.”
The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star also met someone who had issues working with the First Wives Club actress. “He was sort of saying that she was challenging and I remember thinking, ‘You know, that’s funny, but was she right about what you thought was her being difficult?'” Hudson recalled. “And he was like, ‘Oh yeah, I mean she was definitely right. The whole script needed a complete rewrite',” per PageSix. Hawn, who had already won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Cactus Flower in 1970, wasn't afraid to express herself and Hudson admires that trait. Hudson continued, “She really was just trying to say, ‘Hey guys we should probably relook at the script’ … And that is considered complicated. Especially in the ’70s and ’80s in Hollywood.”
Hawn even stood up against Harvey Weinstein. The award-winning actress revealed to Variety that she planned to produce and appear in a Chicago musical adaptation in the '80s when she was in her early 40s. Weinstein, the previous head of Miramax Films, ordered a new script in which her character, Velma Kelly, was 23 years old, two decades younger than her. “I said, ‘Don’t f**k with me. Because I know just what you’re doing. We made a deal’,” Hawn recalled. Weinstein's rewrite went unfinished for years but his studio eventually managed to turn the project into an Oscar-winning movie in 2002. Catherine Zeta-Jones took home the prize for Best Supporting Actress in the same part that Hawn had worked so hard on.
But much to the now 77-year-old's surprise, Weinstein eventually paid her what they had negotiated for her work. “You stand up to a bully, and sometimes you win. I said to him afterward, ‘You know what the best part of you paying me is? Not the money. You restored my faith in dignity and ethics.’ Little did I know,” she shared. “He’s finally living his karma,” Hawn added of Weinstein who is serving time in prison after being accused by dozens of women of assault and abuse.
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