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.
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!”
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.
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.
“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.