"I just realized I need to figure out how to not care about any of this," she said.
Kate Hudson is being open and honest about living in the spotlight. Hudson talked about getting so much press early in her career while participating in the Let's Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa show. "When I got really famous, there were so many lies," said the Glass Onion actress, 43. "It was so weird because in my mind it felt so unjust, like this is unfair."
Hudson further added that the media really body-shamed women, per PEOPLE. She continued, "They were so mean to women. I mean, the body-shaming from being too skinny to too fat to then going up your skirt and the cellulite."
The actress continued by saying that being famous had an effect on her personal life as well. "I couldn't speak to a man without being partnered with him. I couldn't sit and say hello to someone," she said. "There was so much of it at such a rate that I couldn't in any way comprehend, that I just realized I need to figure out how to not care about any of this," she added.
Hudson claimed at one time that she stopped allowing it to affect her. "It was so negative," she said. "You just realize that you're letting them win the more you feel bad. If I'm going to allow this negative energy to get into me, then they win. I've given them all my power."
The mother and actor recalled the disapproval she had gotten for her old Hollywood moment, despite it being fashionable now. Following her wearing a Stella McCartney gown to the 2001 Academy Awards, Hudson remembered being "trashed" by reviewers. "I got trashed for this dress. I got on every 'Worst Dressed' list."
Hudson appeared on the red carpet for the event wearing a shimmery purple diamond gown with a back cutout. At the time, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the movie Almost Famous. The pattern also included a small capelet with embroidery, a high collar, and fringe accents.
At first, Hudson was prepared to join the critics' camp, but a second look at the glitzy outfit made her reconsider. Then, she requested "support" from her followers for her earlier choice of attire, but she kept the door open for other viewpoints. "I thought to myself, 'What? This dress is awesome.' I love it," she explained.
Hudson was also proud of her Y2K hairdo, a wavy updo with face-framing ringlets, which was not the most well-liked at the time. "I even like the crazy hair, which everyone didn't like. I think it looks super cute and different," she said.
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