Listen, Kate Hudson is alright. She was mad annoying in Almost Famous, but that movie was the favourite of “artsy” kids when I was a pre-teen, so she gets a pass and it keeps her at one notch above “awful” territory. Unfortunately, her new interview with Elle drops her perilously closer to that thin line as she talks about losing her “rock edge” after becoming a mother.
“I’m a lot less a rock chick and a lot more about being a good mother, a good partner.
“I’m part of a family. That’s how we were brought up, how I bring my kids up. They are very blessed to live how they do but they are aware of that.”
Wait, so you can’t be a good parent and have a rock edge? Huh, that’s news to me. Also, in what world did she have a “rock edge” to begin with? Sleeping with musicians doesn’t count, last time I checked.
“It was all very old-fashioned and proper and we went on lovely dates. And two months later I was pregnant… Well, yes [I was shocked], but I also thought. ‘This is going to be interesting’.”
“I knew it would take a strong man to deal with it. You know that with a relationship things can go either way when you have a child. When you get pregnant everything changes; you, your body. Everything becomes a big decision.
“But he was there and that was that. Now it’s three wonderful years later. Things happen for a reason.”
Yes, I imagine it would take a strong man to deal with fatherhood, just like it takes a strong woman to deal with motherhood and a strong person to deal with personhood, etc. I love that her first thought after realising she was pregnant was that it would be “interesting”, like having a baby with some band bro she just met was some kind of social experiment. Maybe I just see Kate Hudson as her SNL impersonation of Drew Barrymore in my head too often, but she just sounds… not all that intelligent. No one’s hating on having babies early in a relationship because shit happens, but come on, girl.
More photos from Kate’s Elle shoot below…