Kate is on the cover of InStyle magazine March 2021! I’ve added pictures from the photoshoot to our photo gallery.
Shiny, Happy Kate Hudson
She makes it look easy, but for actress and lifestyle queen Kate Hudson, optimism is a discipline.
As an actress and a businesswoman, Kate Hudson understands the expectations that other people have about what her life and career should look like. After all, her persona is that of a bubbly, relentlessly optimistic woman who always looks as if she’s just ingested a bottle of sunshine. This afternoon, dialing in from her living room in Los Angeles, she’s on-brand in a pale pink silk and lace dress, her makeup freshly applied and her hair blown out into beachy waves. She might as well have stepped out of a KiraKira filter. Then she starts talking about her latest role, as a recovering addict named Zu, in Music, the directorial début by the wig-shrouded experimental pop singer and songwriter Sia. “‘We’re going to get weird,'” Hudson, 41, remembers Sia telling her. “‘You’re going to shave your head, walk around with a sports bra on, bloody up your face, and smash your head into a wall.’ As a creative person, I was like, ‘Yes.'”
This Fight Club visual is unlike anything we’ve seen from the daughter of Goldie Hawn — a legendary beacon of charisma and pep herself. Hudson made her name early on in her acting career as Penny Lane, the bombshell rock fan in Almost Famous. She went on to become a rom-com icon, playing misguided and bumbling but ultimately winning female protagonists in movies like Raising Helen and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, where she was the woman who tries her hardest to sabotage her relationship with Matthew McConaughey and simply can’t, because she’s just too charming.
All of her most memorable roles have had distinct flavors, but these characters share a kind of effortless magnetism and shine. They’re comforting pop-cultural figures — like Hudson, they’re indelible and easy to connect with. As she’s gotten older, Hudson has harnessed these qualities and distilled them into new ventures, creating a web of products — workout-apparel brand Fabletics, the liquor label King St. Vodka, and the plant-based-supplement company InBloom — designed to help the everywoman have fun and feel good in equal measure.
Not even a Zoom media tour can faze or annoy Hudson. “People are sometimes like, ‘Ugh, the press.’ And I’m like, ‘Huh?’ I actually like talking to people,” she says.
As a wellness-minded lifestyle guru, Hudson knows that it can be difficult to get people to take her seriously. “What they really want to know is, ‘What’s your skin-care routine? What kind of chair is that? Where’d you get it?’ They don’t really want to understand the intensity of getting involved in a character. I don’t talk about that often, because, frankly, a lot of it is really boring.”