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Kate Hudson on ‘Nepo Babies’ controversy: ‘If you work hard and you kill it, it doesn’t matter’

Kate Hudson offered up her thoughts on the ongoing ‘nepo babies’ controversy that began with a New York Magazine piece last week, saying that family members working in the same businesses are common, and that talent shines through no matter where it’s found.

The Los Angeles native, 43, – who is the daughter of Hollywood stalwart Goldie Hawn, 77, and singer Bill Hudson, 73 – was asked about the ongoing discussion in an interview with The Independent Saturday.

‘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,’ the Oscar-nominated actress told the outlet.

The latest: Kate Hudson, 43,  offered up her thoughts on the ongoing ‘nepo babies’ controversy, saying that family members working in the same businesses are common, and that talent shines through no matter where it’s found. Pictured earlier this month in London 

She said of the topic, ‘The nepotism thing, I mean… I don’t really care. 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.’

The Almost Famous star said she believed that ‘there are other industries where it’s’ more prevalent, citing modeling as a potential one.

‘I see it in business way more than I see it in Hollywood,’ said the actress, who portrays Birdie Jay in the new film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. 

She added: ‘Sometimes I’ve been in business meetings where I’m like, wait, “Whose child is this? Like, this person knows nothing!”‘ 

Glam: The Los Angeles native, 43, who is the daughter of Hollywood stalwart Goldie Hawn, 77, and singer Bill Hudson, 73, posed with her famed mother last month in LA

Glam: The Los Angeles native, 43, who is the daughter of Hollywood stalwart Goldie Hawn, 77, and singer Bill Hudson, 73, posed with her famed mother last month in LA 

The Almost Famous star said she believed that 'there are other industries where it’s' more prevalent, citing modeling as a potential one

The Almost Famous star said she believed that ‘there are other industries where it’s’ more prevalent, citing modeling as a potential one

Two of Hudson’s brothers, Oliver Hudson, 46, and Wyatt Russell, 36, are also actors.

The controversy has generated criticism from other second-generation performers in entertainment, including Jamie Lee Curtis, 64, and Lily-Rose Depp, 23.

Curtis said in an Instagram post, ‘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.

‘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.’

Depp told Elle last month, ‘It’s weird to me to reduce somebody to the idea that they’re only there because it’s a generational thing.

‘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.'”

Exciting: Elsewhere, Kate also took to Instagram on Friday to share an array of snaps as she celebrated the release of her new movie, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Exciting: Elsewhere, Kate also took to Instagram on Friday to share an array of snaps as she celebrated the release of her new movie, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glam: One picture showed off her character Birdie Jay's voluminous curls as she prepared to film, while Kate cut a more casual figure in an orange face mask in another selfie

Glam: One picture showed off her character Birdie Jay’s voluminous curls as she prepared to film, while Kate cut a more casual figure in an orange face mask in another selfie

Family: In one video, Kate looked gorgeous as she got glammed up by her daughter Rani Rose, four, who she shares with her partner Danny Fujikawa

Family: In one video, Kate looked gorgeous as she got glammed up by her daughter Rani Rose, four, who she shares with her partner Danny Fujikawa

Fun times: Kate posted another snap of herself putting on a leggy display in a white strapless mini dress as she pushed her co-star Kathryn Hahn around on a trolley

Fun times: Kate posted another snap of herself putting on a leggy display in a white strapless mini dress as she pushed her co-star Kathryn Hahn around on a trolley

Larking around: She posted an array of on-set and behind-the-scenes pictures as she gave her fans an insight into the filming of the murder mystery, also starring Daniel Craig

Larking around: She posted an array of on-set and behind-the-scenes pictures as she gave her fans an insight into the filming of the murder mystery, also starring Daniel Craig

Hudson on Friday took to Instagram to share an array of snaps as she celebrated the release of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

She posted an array of on-set and behind-the-scenes pictures as she gave her fans an insight into the filming of the murder mystery, also starring Daniel Craig.

In one snap, Kate was seen looking very glamorous with blue and pink eyeshadow as she got her hair curled while in the make-up chair.

Another picture showed off her character Birdie Jay’s voluminous curls as she prepared to film, while Kate cut a more casual figure in an orange face mask in one video.

Kate posted another snap of herself putting on a leggy display in a white strapless mini dress as she pushed her co-star Kathryn Hahn around on a trolley.

Character: Among other snaps were Kate wearing a wide-brimmed hat as she got into character as well as selfies with the cast and crew

Character: Among other snaps were Kate wearing a wide-brimmed hat as she got into character as well as selfies with the cast and crew

Cast: Kate and the cast appeared to have an excellent time filming filled with laughs and fun times

All smiles: Kate posed with the cast as she documented filming

Cast: Kate and the cast appeared to have an excellent time filming filled with laughs and fun times

Behind the scenes: Kate cut a more casual figure in an orange face mask in one video, taken from a balcony

Behind the scenes: Kate cut a more casual figure in an orange face mask in one video, taken from a balcony

Thrilled: Alongside the snaps, she penned: 'It's GLASS ONION @knivesout day!!! OUT NOW on @netflix Enjoy the ride!!! And please once you know…don't ruin it for anyone who doesn't'

Thrilled: Alongside the snaps, she penned: ‘It’s GLASS ONION @knivesout day!!! OUT NOW on @netflix Enjoy the ride!!! And please once you know…don’t ruin it for anyone who doesn’t’

Among other snaps were Kate wearing a wide-brimmed hat as she got into character as well as selfies with the cast and crew. 

Alongside the snaps, she penned: ‘It’s GLASS ONION @knivesout day!!! OUT NOW on @netflix Enjoy the ride!!! And please once you know…don’t ruin it for anyone who doesn’t!!! #knivesareout #glassonion.’

On Thursday, she did some more last-minute Christmas shopping with the musician after attending the only snow polo event in North America on December 20 and 21.

Earlier this week, the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery actress posed for photos while saddled up on a horse as she attended the annual St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship. 

Also in attendance were celebrities such as Shaun White, Sara Foster, Kate Bock, Delfina Blaquier, Hilary Rhonda, Allie Teilz, and Tina Leung. 

Prince Harry’s close friend Nacho Figueras captained the St. Regis team.

Star-studded event: She posed with Shaun White and in multiple group photos with other celebrities attending the polo match

Star-studded event: She posed with Shaun White and in multiple group photos with other celebrities attending the polo match

The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star took time at the event to pose while cuddling up to a Bernese Mountain Dog. 

She looked chic in an all-white outfit as she also posed for group photos while saddled on a horse and holding a polo mallet.

Hudson wore a Chrome Hearts white beanie and an all-white one-piece suit. 

A stylish bunch: Hudson wore a Chrome Hearts white beanie and an all-white one-piece suit for the only snow polo event in North America

A stylish bunch: Hudson wore a Chrome Hearts white beanie and an all-white one-piece suit for the only snow polo event in North America

Polo pics: She looked chic in an all-white outfit as she posed for group photos while saddled on a horse and holding a polo mallet

Polo pics: She looked chic in an all-white outfit as she posed for group photos while saddled on a horse and holding a polo mallet

She styled her iconic blonde tresses in long, cascading waves.

For the photos in the bright, snow-covered setting, she donned a pair of sunglasses with a black frame and orange lenses. 

In some photos, she smiled alongside 90210 actress Sara Foster, who sported a contrasting all-black outfit.

Later, she posed with snowboarding Olympian Shaun White and in multiple group photos with other celebrities attending the event.

Chic crowd: She styled her iconic blonde tresses in long, cascading waves

Chic crowd: She styled her iconic blonde tresses in long, cascading waves

Photo bomb? The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star took time at the event to pose while cuddling up to a Bernese Mountain Dog that also made an appearance in the group photos

Photo bomb? The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star took time at the event to pose while cuddling up to a Bernese Mountain Dog that also made an appearance in the group photos

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