Kate Hudson graces the cover of InStyle’s March issue while paying homage to the rave days of the ’90s and channeling the one thing we all need – cheer. Photographed with daughter Rani Rose for the shoot, the iconic actress and businesswoman opens up on delving into a darker role and connecting with her love of singing in the new Sia-directed film, ‘Music.’
On growing up as a child born into the entertainment world: “I grew up with parents who are old-school,” she tells me, referring not only to her mother but to her stepfather, actor Kurt Russell. “And when you are a performer, you do everything. You dance, you sing, you act, and you try to make these skills go together. That’s all I wanted to do. I wanted to sing, I wanted to dance, and then I wanted to act.”
On overcoming her anguished, secret relationship with singing: “For me personally, creating it with Sia was healing in so many ways. It was almost like someone giving me permission to say, ‘You’ve earned this opportunity to express yourself through this.’” As a result of what she achieved in the film, Hudson says, “I’ve worked through it, and I feel more confident. Now I get excited about singing…and I don’t have any expectations of what I want it to look like.”
On being drawn to musicians romantically: “I would like to say they’re attracted to me,” she says. “I’m attracted to musical people, period. From the outside, yeah, I get it. ‘Oh, I like a rock star,’ or whatever. But that’s not really what it is. The reason I connect so deeply with musicians…is because we all connect to music in a way that you don’t have to explain. You just feel it, and it’s something you love.” (“The lifestyle is not something to fall in love with,” she says, laughing.)
The March issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download February 12.
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