Since the New York Magazine published essays and stories about “Nepo Babies,” the entire industry has been discussing and having debates on Hollywood nepotism. A lot of names were mentioned in the publications, among which was Kate Hudson, the daughter of Oscar winner Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson.
In a recent chat with The Independent, Hudson said, “The nepotism thing, I mean … I don’t really care. I look at my kids and we’re a storytelling family. It’s definitely in our blood. People can call it whatever they want, but it’s not going to change it.”
The 43-year-old, who earned an Oscar nomination for 2000’s Almost Famous and has been in the industry since the mid ’90s, says it’s not about who one’s parents are but rather what they bring to the table and the work ethic. She also stated that nepotism isn’t particularly a Hollywood thing.
“I actually think there are other industries where it’s [more common]. Maybe modeling? I see it in business way more than I see it in Hollywood. Sometimes I’ve been in business meetings where I’m like, ‘Wait, whose child is this?’ Like, this person knows nothing! I don’t care where you come from or what your relationship to the business is — if you work hard and you kill it, it doesn’t matter,” admits Hudson.
Along with Kate Hudson, her brother Oliver Hudson, is also an actor. Both were raised by Hawn and her longtime partner, actor Kurt Russell.