Movie star, Kate Hudson, was one of many Hollywood stars featured in a recent New York Magazine piece, which explored the booming “Nepo Baby” presence and power in Hollywood. The actress recently spoke on the controversy while promoting her new film “Glass Onion” and said she doesn’t care for it.
Hudson admitted that she knows nepotism is a real thing but feels it’s not important if people work hard. She also pointed out that it exists strongly in other industries, from the publishing world to art, fashion, and even sports. The actress is one of several celebrities that were called out and have spoken out, like Lily Allen and O’Shea Jackson.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis also spoke out, acknowledging that nepotism is real in an Instagram post. However, she stated that the current conversation about Nepo babies is designed to diminish, denigrate, and hurt. She challenged the assumptions people make that those born into famous families don’t have talent or aren’t deserving of success.
Read on to find out more.
Kate Hudson Speaks On The Nepo Baby Controversy
During a recent interview with The Independent, Hudson spoke about the current Hollywood Nepo baby debate. She was promoting her new film, “Glass Onion,” which is the sequel to Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out.” Hudson was one of several Hollywood stars included in the Nepo baby chart in a recent New York magazine piece.
The actress stated that when it comes to the “nepotism thing… I don’t really care.” She said per, The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”
Hudson is the daughter of iconic actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawk, who were also born to performer parents. Her siblings, Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell, also work in the film industry, and she’s currently engaged to famed director Danny Fujisawa.
Kate Hudson Says Nepo Babies Are Much Worse In Other Industries
Hudson also stated that nepotism isn’t just present in Hollywood and mentioned several industries where she’s witnessed the Nepo baby advantage. This sentiment was also mentioned in the New York magazine piece, that nepotism is also present in the publishing, art, sports, and fashion industries.
The “Almost Famous” star said, “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!”
During the interview with The Independent, Hudson made it clear that she cares more about a person’s work ethic and delivery than their historical relationship in the entertainment industry. She said, “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.”
Other Celebrities Have Also Called Out Nepo Baby Claims
Hudson is the latest of several celebrities who have weighed in on the influence of nepotism in the careers of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Names like O’Shea Jackson and Lily Allen have spoken out too, and Allen’s statements were very similar to Hudson’s.
Allen is a successful singer born to actor Keith Owen and producer Alison Owen. She tweeted, “The nepo babies y’all should be worrying about are the ones working for legal firms, the ones working for banks, and the ones working in politics. If we’re talking about real-world consequences and robbing people of opportunity. But that’s none of my business.”
Jamie Lee Curtis Address On The Nepo Baby Controversy
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On Friday, Curtis dropped her opinion on the nepo baby debate in an Instagram post. She noted that the current nepo baby conversation is simply “designed to try to diminish and denigrate and hurt.” The actress noted that she’s been in the industry since she was 19, starting with a feature on an episode of “Quincy,” which makes her an “OG Nepo Baby.”
Curtis wrote, “I’ve never understood, nor will I, what qualities got me hired that day, but since my first two lines on Quincy as a contract player at Universal Studios to this last spectacular creative year some 44 years later, there’s not a day in my professional life that goes by without my being reminded that I am the daughter of movie stars.”
The “Halloween” actress also challenged the assumption that she and others born into celebrity families don’t have talent or deserve success. She wrote, “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.”