‘Glass Onion’s Kate Hudson addresses ‘nepo baby’ controversy

Golden Hawn’s spawn has chimed in on the “Nepo Baby” discussion.

While promoting her Netflix hit “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Kate Hudson, 43, broke her silence about the trending discourse around “nepotism babies” — a shady term used to describe famous celebrities whose parents are Hollywood staples.

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

“I look at my kids and we’re a storytelling family. It’s definitely in our blood,” she added. “People can call it whatever they want, but it’s not going to change it.”

Hudson also has siblings in the industry — Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell — who are both actors.

Kate Hudson attends a photocall for "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" at King's Cross St. Pancras Station on December 17, 2022 in London, England.
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” star Kate Hudson is breaking her silence about the discourse around “nepotism babies.”
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The “Almost Famous” Oscar nominee noted that Hollywood isn’t the only place with nepotism, and argued that other industries actually have more nepo babies.

“I actually think there are other industries where it’s [more common]. Maybe modelling? I see it in business way more than I see it in Hollywood,” Hudson said. “Sometimes I’ve been in business meetings where I’m like, ‘Wait, whose child is this?’ Like, this person knows nothing!”

Kate Hudson during the 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 siblings in the industry, Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, who are both actors.
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Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is joined by a new group of possible murderers 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 Kate Hudson as Birdie.
Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig, not pictured ) is joined by a new group of possible murderers 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 if you have the talent, nepotism shouldn’t matter.

“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,” she said.

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

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

Jamie Lee Curtis — who called herself the “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 and denigrate and hurt” in a post on Instagram.

Actresses Goldie Hawn (L) and  Kate Hudson attends the New York screening of NINE co-hosted by Martini at Ziegfeld Theatre 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 remarks that someone related to someone else who is famous in their field for their art, would somehow have no talent whatsoever,” Curtis, 64, wrote.

“I have suited up and shown up for all different kinds of work with thousands of thousands of people and every day I’ve tried to bring integrity and professionalism and love and community and art to my work. I am not alone. There are many of us. Dedicated to our craft. Proud of 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 blasted the discourse.

“It’s weird to me to reduce somebody 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 any sense. If somebody’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 parent is a doctor.’ It’s like, ‘No, I went to medical school and trained,’” she continued.