Kate Hudson is all over the place lately as she promotes her upcoming film Nine. It's set in Italy, so naturally things from that country are on her mind. Kate opened up to Nylon about everything from her favorite Italian fashion designers to pasta dishes. She also shared about what it was like singing and dancing in the film, as well as discussing her breakout role in Almost Famous as Penny Lane. She said:
- On her big break in Almost Famous: "I had a girl come up to me once with a sunflower, like, she just came running up to me, and she just wanted to say thanks for being in Almost Famous. I was like, “Thank Cameron Crowe!” And I thank him every day, I do. That experience for me was like growing up."
- On her favorite pasta dish: “You really want to know? My favorite pasta is, like, a fetuccini with white truffle. There are a couple places that do it really well. . . By the way, I make a really mean four cheese mac and cheese.”
- On her favorite Italian designers: “Oh, that’s hard. I mean Valentino’s Valentino, you know? He’s an icon. But I love Giambattista Valli. I’ve worn quite a bit of his things. I love, like, a big ruffle here and there. But honestly, I love all clothes so much. It’s like the best part of the morning, getting dressed. I kind of like all clothes. I just put on what I feel like. Some days I feel really girly, but sometimes I feel masculine.”
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- On loving fashion from a young age: “My mom [Goldie Hawn] had a relationship with Bob Mackie, and I remember being in his studio, with all these beads and sequins. It was amazing to watch him build clothing around my mother. A great designer knows how to make a woman’s body look great, not hide it. I have great respect for his work because of that.”
- On singing and dancing in Nine: “The dancing is very intense, and it doesn’t actually allow you to sing well. There’s one part of my song, right at the very end, and there’s this one big note [sings] at the cinema… and I do this thing where I kick my head back in the choreography. I’m supposed to be singing, but the dance moves would stop my sound!"
- On Broadway performances: “I have an amazing admiration for live performers. It’s so difficult. And the thing about this movie is, we didn’t stop. It was like a play. We’d start in a sound studio in London, and it was like, “5, 6, 7, 8!” and then you go until you’re panting. It was so fun. But I’ll admit it, I cried. Like, cried’”