Kate Hudson wore a Barbara Bui ensemble and Cartier jewelry as she joined her The Reluctant Fundamentalist costar Riz Ahmed and director Mira Nair at a Q&A session for their film at the New York Indian Film Festival yesterday. Kate was coming off a busy afternoon, having just made an appearance on The Late Show. For her chat with David Letterman, Kate wore a leather skirt and a neon pink t-shirt. Kate has been hitting the press trail hard for her new film, which will open in limited release tomorrow, April 26. She made an appearance on Good Morning America earlier in the week too, praising Mira for supporting her on the film while she was still breastfeeding her son Bingham. Kate also premiered the new project at the Tribeca Film Festival alongside her fiancé Matthew Bellamy. While she has been putting in a lot of hours to promote her new flick, Kate isn't showing any signs of slowing down soon — she is set to costar alongside James Franco in Good People, which will begin filming in London in May.
A young Pakistani man living in New York City finds his world turned upside down after 9/11 in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, one of the many films premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Watch our review to find out why we think this movie, costarring Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber, is one to seek out once it comes out in wide release.
Kate Hudson, in a white Jenny Packham dress, posed on the red carpet with her fiancé, Matthew Bellamy, for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of The Reluctant Fundamentalist in NYC on Monday night. When Matthew wasn't by her side, Kate smiled for the cameras with her costars Riz Ahmed and Kiefer Sutherland. Kate's big festival night comes after a busy day of press — check out four quick quotes from our interview with Kate yesterday!
She also enjoyed a jam-packed weekend in the Big Apple as she celebrated her 34th birthday with her boys, including sons Ryder and Bingham. On Sunday, Kate, Matthew, Ryder, and Bingham caught a performance of Stomp. The foursome's time together in Manhattan will come to a close soon, though, since Matthew is heading to Canada for a string of tour dates with Muse this week.
Kate Hudson stars in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight. The film, which documents the life of the protagonist, Changez, as a Pakistani in post-9/11 America, also opened the Venice Film Festival last year. Kate went brunette to take on the role of Erica, an emotionally distraught character, who shares intimate scenes with costar Riz Ahmed, who plays Changez, in the movie. We caught up with Kate today at a press event for the film where she spoke about balancing motherhood with work, drastically changing her look for the role, and her connection to the intimacy of her character. Read on for four quick quotes from Kate Hudson:
- On playing an emotional character: "As an actor by nature I am enormously empathetic and playing a character like Erica, I think I instinctively tapped into the idea of when you experience some kind of trauma in your life or something that has informed how you make decisions."
- On intimacy and relationships: "This film does lend itself to extreme circumstances but underneath it is something everybody can relate to and it's that thing of when you enter relationships, true intimacy is when you have to deal with your own wounds and in order to truly be intimate with somebody, and in this case neither of us at this time in our life could do that. That's where you learn most about yourself — when you enter those kind of relationships, so this love connection becomes a place for them to know more about where they are at and who they are."
- On balancing her work with her family: "I don't know if it was because I was breastfeeding but . . . I was going in and out of breastfeeding to being extremely focused on this extremely emotional character. There were scenes in it that are no longer in the movie that we shot. Mira and I laughed because [Kate’s character] was written a mess and we dialed it down a bit because we wanted to enjoy their intimacy rather than her problems but yes having a 2-and-a-half-month-old baby, breastfeeding, and tapping into those kind of emotions left me quite exhausted."
- On changing her look for the film: "You know it's funny because I have always felt like even when I am doing a romantic comedy, I am looking at a character for a character, and everything shifts and changes a bit, and in this particular case Mira really wanted Erica with her hair tonally richer, and to have depth in terms of the aesthetic of what it looked like. Mira was very specific about how she wanted me to look in the movie and I as an actor want to facilitate my director."
Over a decade after the World Trade Center was attacked, the trailer for The Reluctant Fundamentalist tells the story of Changez, a young Pakistani man (Riz Ahmed) whose personal life is rocked by the incident. Once on the fast track to success in America, Changez is suddenly treated as a threat to the United States because of his background. Despite a supportive girlfriend (Kate Hudson) and a boss (Kiefer Sutherland) who believes in his business acumen, Changez's life changes dramatically as he realizes he doesn't get to choose a side, because his side has been chosen for him.
Several movies have been released about post-9/11 America, but I like that this one focuses on one character's story. Also, I have to say it's refreshing to see Hudson take on a role with some substance. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is set to open in limited release on April 26. Until then, you can watch the trailer when you read more.
Kate Hudson was back in front of the cameras at Toronto International Film Festival yesterday to chat up The Reluctant Fundamentalist at a press conference. She chose a sexy black Emilio Pucci slitted dress and green heels for the occasion, which came after her hot red-carpet premiere. Kate wore a white Alexander McQueen gown and posed with fiancé Matthew Bellamy by her side. She also met up with costars Kiefer Sutherland and Riz Ahmed and the film's director, Mira Nair. Mira, Kiefer, and Riz were also by her side at yesterday's event. When Kate hasn't been making the film festival rounds, most recently in Canada and earlier this month in Venice, she's been spending time with family in London.
Kate Hudson chose a sexy white Alexander McQueen gown for her Toronto International Film Festival premiere this evening. She showed off The Reluctant Fundamentalist with fiancé Matthew Bellamy by her side after also posing with him on the carpet at the Venice Film Festival last week. Kate's costars Kiefer Sutherland and Riz Ahmed, as well as the film's director, Mira Nair, were on hand today as well. They're just the latest stars to descend on TIFF after Kristen Stewart, Emily Blunt, Ben Affleck, and others took their turns in the spotlight in the past few days. Make sure to check out all the stars at TIFF as the fun continues next week.
Kate Hudson opened up about her son Bingham Bellamy while doing press for The Reluctant Fundamentalist at the Venice Film Festival this week. During an interview with her costar Riz Ahmed, Kate spoke about giving her son Bing British roots so he understands the homeland of his dad, Muse rocker Matt Bellamy. Get the latest on Kate in Italy — and hear about her love for London — in today's PopSugar Rush.
Liev Schreiber hit the red carpet at tonight's The Reluctant Fundamentalist Venice Film Festival screening, joined by Naomi Watts, who was dressed in a gold Marchesa gown. Liev and Naomi weren't the only hot couple in attendance, since Kate Hudson arrived on the arm of Matt Bellamy. The festival kicks off today with Liev and Kate's world premiere — check back with us often for all the news and photos from Venice!
Naomi's been shooting Diana on location in London but took a well-deserved break to join Liev in Italy. He may return the favor next month when her upcoming feature, The Impossible, makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Kate Hudson was up this morning for various press events at the Venice Film Festival. Her The Reluctant Fundamentalist will open the festival this evening, and today, she was in a tank and jeans for her first photocall supporting the Mira Nair-directed picture. Later, Kate changed into a white pantsuit for more posing alongside Mira herself and their leading men Liev Schreiber and Riz Ahmed. Kate arrived in Venice yesterday to get settled before her red carpet debut. She was fresh off a stint in London, where she and Matthew Bellamy fit in gym visits and outings around town with their son Bingham, and he worked with his band, Muse.