Last night, Lainey emailed me to tell me there were some new photos of Kate Hudson at an event. So I went online to find them and I realized there are always new photos of Kate at an event. In fact this weekend she was at the amfAR Gala on Friday and the Veuve Clicquot Polo Event Classic on Saturday. Let’s focus on Saturday, because it’s the more interesting outfit. Strapless jumpsuit, bow on the front, a bit of a cut-out, wide leg pants and stripes. Cute, right? I could have lived without the floral earrings but fine. And I appreciate that she is sticking with the short hair – it’s growing out very nicely.
As Lainey also told me, Marshall is in theatres (she has posted about it on her Instagram and has done Ellen and Kimmel – Pretty Fun is out at the end of the month) but she isn’t exactly on a promo circuit. With Kate, it’s hard to tell when she’s promoting something and when she’s just being Kate. I guess now, all the appearances are self-promotion to support her brand. Because actresses who do 3-4 movies a year are not working as many red carpets as Kate.
Last week, I wrote about JLo and how she and Leah Remini are working on a rom-com and I mentioned How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It turns 15 next year (and has a 42% score on Rotten Tomatoes. What the f-ck?!). It’s been about that long since I’ve actively thought about a Kate Hudson movie.
I’m more interested in her plans for Pretty Fun. If you’ve followed Reese Witherspoon’s or Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle rollouts, they both cited a lack of exciting acting work as an impetus for their second jobs. Kate of course has Fabletics and her books, but she’s not quite full service in terms of lifestyle categories (like décor, beauty, travel). Not yet. I couldn’t find a specific website for Kate or the book. Is something in the works, or is digital not part of her larger strategy?
That isn’t to say that Kate is struggling for opportunities. Like Gwyneth, Kate will always have opportunities and invitations and access. She’s still Kate Hudson: relatable, adorable, fun (pretty fun, to be specific).
Almost Famous came out in 2001 and since then Kate has managed to maintain a scandal-free and consistent level of fame, even as her bread and butter (rom-coms) disappeared. It hasn’t dimmed her image at all though. But for argument’s sake, if she did want to do more acting, I think it’s pretty obvious where she could go. TV! Has Kate Hudson ever done TV (besides Glee)? Would she do comedy or drama? Would she be interested in the schedule? Or, growing up with two movie star parents, does Kate sill kind of think TV is secondary to movies, even movies like Mother’s Day?