'Glass Onion' Kate Hudson Addresses 'Nepo Baby' Controversy

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Golden Hawn’s offspring joined the “Baby Nepo” discussion.

While promoting her Netflix hit “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Kate Hudson, 43, broke her silence on the fashion rant surrounding “nepotistic babies” – an obscure term used to describe famous celebrities whose parents are basic from Hollywood.

“The nepotism thing, I mean … I don’t really care,” Hudson, who is the daughter of Goldie Hawn, 77, and “stepdad” Kurt Russell, 71, told the Independent.

“I look at my children and we are a family that tells stories. It’s definitely in our blood,” she added. “People can call it what they want, but that’s not going to change.”

Hudson also has brothers in the industry – Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell – who are both actors.

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“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” star Kate Hudson is breaking her silence on the “nepotistic babies” rant.
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The “Almost Famous” Oscar nominee noted that Hollywood isn’t the only place with nepotism, and argued that other industries really do. most nepo babies.

“Actually, I think there are other industries where it’s [more common]🇧🇷 Modeling maybe? I see this in business a lot more than I see it in Hollywood,” Hudson said. “Sometimes I’m in business meetings where I’m like, ‘Wait, whose kid is this?’ Like, this person doesn’t know anything!”

Kate Hudson during BAFTA A Life In Pictures at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly on December 16, 2022 in London, England.
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” star Kate Hudson also has brothers in the industry, Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, who are both actors.
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Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig, not pictured) is joined by a new group of would-be killers in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” From left: Kathryn Hahn as Claire, Madelyn Cline as Whiskey, Edward Norton as Myles, Leslie Odom Jr. as Lionel and Hudson as Birdie.
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Hudson said the bottom line is that if you have talent, nepotism doesn’t matter.

“I don’t care where you come from, or what your relationship is to the business – if you work hard and rock it, it doesn’t matter,” she said.

New York Magazine named 2022 “The Year of the Nepo Baby,” which included Hudson as one of the stars in its now-viral chart.

Hudson isn’t the first to defend being a nepo baby.

Jamie Lee Curtis – who called herself an “OG nepo baby” as the daughter of “Psycho” actress Janet Leigh and “Some Like It Hot” actor Tony Curtis – said the conversation is “designed to try to diminish, denigrate and hurt” in an Instagram post.

Actresses Goldie Hawn (left) and Kate Hudson attend the New York screening of NINE co-hosted by Martini at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 15, 2009 in New York City.
Kate Hudson is the daughter of Goldie Hawn, 77, and Kurt Russell, 71.
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“It’s curious how we immediately make assumptions and snide comments that someone related to someone else who is famous in their field for their art would somehow not have any talent,” Curtis, 64, wrote.

“I prepared and showed up for all different types of work with thousands upon thousands of people and every day I tried to bring integrity, professionalism, love, community and artistry to my work. I’m not alone. There are many of us. Dedicated to our craft. Pride in our lineage. Strong in our belief in our right to exist.”

Lily-Rose Depp – who is the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis – also criticized the speech.

“It’s weird for me to reduce someone to the idea that they’re only there because it’s a generational thing,” the 23-year-old actress and model said in a recent ELLE profile.

“It just doesn’t make sense. If someone’s mom or dad is a doctor, and then the kid becomes a doctor, you’re not going to be like, ‘Well, you’re only a doctor because your dad is a doctor.’ It’s like, ‘No, I went to med school and trained,’” she continued.