Kate Hudson opens up about controversial nude InStyle cover: ‘I like being naked’

‘It was deemed inappropriate’

Katie O'Malley
Wednesday 07 August 2019 15:00
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Kate Hudson reflects on controversial nude InStyle cover

Kate Hudson has said she doesn’t regret posing nude for InStyle 18 years ago, for an issue which she says was “banned” from shops.

In 2001, the actor was pictured sitting naked on a white bedspread on the cover of the magazine following her starring role in the 2000 film Almost Famous.

To celebrate the magazine’s 25th anniversary this month, Hudson appears in a video on the publication’s Instagram account in which she opens up about the “controversial” cover.

“This got banned from certain ‘shops’ or certain ‘establishments’ because it was deemed inappropriate,” the actor says to the camera while holding an issue of the magazine.

“Whatever, we sold a whole bunch of them!” she jokes.

The mother of three, who welcomed her daughter Rani Rose in October last year with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, said that she is comfortable being naked and that it “doesn’t take a lot” for her to take her clothes off.

“People can say whatever they want, but I like being naked. Always have!” she said in an interview with the publication, marking the eighth time she’s appeared on its cover.

Opening up about life aged 40, the How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days star said that people kept asking her how she felt following the milestone birthday in April.

“I really wasn’t thinking about it at all,” she admitted.

“It’s just an age, and I think it’s a great age. You’re at a phase in your life where you’ve actually earned some wisdom. It’s kind of nice to have some years under your belt. And you know what? I’m even more fun now than I was back then, damn it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Hudson opened up about the first time she modelled on the cover of InStyle in 1996.

“When I was 16 years old, I came home from school one day, and my mom [Goldie Hawn] was doing a photo shoot,” she recalled.

“I didn’t even realise that it was for InStyle. They asked me to join for a few of the pictures, and it was all very relaxed. I found out later that one of those photos was going to be on the cover.”

Hudson also spoke about the importance of actors having the freedom to dip their toes into other industries other than acting.

Hudson co-launched Fabletics – an online subscription women’s athleisure company – in 2013 with entrepreneurs Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg. The brand has since grown into a £203m ($250m) business and has collaborated with singer Kelly Rowland and dancer Maddie Ziegler, according to Forbes.

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“Today a movie star is no longer a movie star; they’re a celebrity,” she told InStyle.

“Years ago, if an actor did any kind of commercial other than for a beauty product, that meant their career was over. They were considered done.

“But that’s no longer the case. Now we control our own narratives, and it’s a very entrepreneurial time. Business-wise, women can do everything.”

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