Kate Hudson graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar's October issue in a glamorous spread shot by photographer Camilla Akrans. Inside the magazine, 33-year-old Kate talks wedding plans and her upcoming role on Glee. The guest-starring gig will be one of her first acting jobs since she gave birth to her second son, Bingham Bellamy, last year. Since she and her fiancé, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, welcomed their new arrival, they've been splitting their time between LA and London. Not surprisingly, another American actress who has children with a British rocker — Gwyneth Paltrow — has been helping Kate get settled in the new city. Kate's issue of Bazaar hits stands on Sept. 25, but in the meantime, here are highlights:
- On meeting Matt and later seeing him in concert: "I Googled him right away! And it was shocking, 'cause he was like two completely different people. I would still tell him, 'I look at the footage of you playing, but getting to know you, I can't connect the dots' . . . I was just in awe of his ability and his talent. And then to know him on the other side of it, and how sweet and simple and loving he is."
- On when she'll wed: "We'll do it eventually, but I want it to be right. I don't want to just do it, you know what I mean?"
- On getting advice on London from Gwyneth: "She's been my go-to about where to get things done—grocery shopping, a good mani-pedi, you know, all that. I look up to Gwyneth and how she has been in her life. She's the real deal."
- On comparing her pregnancies: "Bing was a more difficult pregnancy than Ryder. Ryder was very easy; I didn't get sick or nauseous at all. With Bing I was really nauseous. He also moved around so much that I felt like I was in Aliens. He was just rockin' out."