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Kate Hudson reveals how past "trauma" shaped her for Hollywood


Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Music actor Kate Hudson has opened up about her past “personal trauma” and has revealed how such an upbringing has prepared her for Hollywood fame. 

Soon to appear in the Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told, Kate Hudson discussed how her traumatic childhood shaped her modern career in a new interview with Mirror Online. Speaking to the British tabloid, Hudson reported, “I had personal struggles or familial situations that were challenging”. 

Continuing, the actor noted, “[They] kind of prepared me for my future and my success. I had a lot of personal trauma I never really allowed myself to be OK about, or recognise as being traumatic”. She then added, “I’d probably tell my younger self, ‘It’s OK that you’re hurting… you’re OK.’ Maybe that would have softened some things in my life a bit along the way. I’d give myself permission to give myself a big hug”. 

Kate Hudson also commented that she believed that having children made her “a better human being” as well as a “very good therapist”. Recently starring in the poorly received autism drama Music, alongside Maddie Ziegler and Leslie Odom Jr in Sia’s debut film project, Hudson is also set to join the giant ensemble cast of Rian Johnson’s upcoming Knives Out sequel. She will join the likes of Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton and Janelle Monae.

It was the actor’s role in the 2000 rock and roll classic Almost Famous that would help establish herself as a promising talent of Hollywood, playing the role of a groupie for a rock band on tour. Permeating themes of young love, greed and naivety, Almost Famous is a pertinent story released at the dawn of the new millennium when the genre was being handed down from true creatives to commercial-minded businessmen.