Kate Hudson says past trauma “prepared” her for Hollywood success

Kate Hudson has opened up about her “personal trauma” saying she believes it “prepared” her for her success in Hollywood.

The actor, soon starring in Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told, discussed her own past experiences and how they relate to her career as a performer in a new interview with Mirror Online.

“I had personal struggles or familial situations that were challenging,” Hudson said. “[They] kind of prepared me for my future and my success. I had a lot of personal trauma I never really allowed myself to be OK about, or recognise as being traumatic.”

She added: “I’d probably tell my younger self, ‘It’s OK that you’re hurting… you’re OK.’ Maybe that would have softened some things in my life a bit along the way. I’d give myself permission to give myself a big hug.”

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Kate Hudson Credit: Toni Anne Barson/WireImage

Hudson also said she believed becoming a mother made her “a better human being” and a “very good therapist”, and the actor credited her children with keeping her “grounded and focused”.

Hudson most recently starred in Sia‘s autism drama Music alongside Maddie Ziegler and Leslie Odom Jr.

In a one-star review of MusicNME said: “Called a “magical” presence – and treated as more of a mystical pixie than a human being, Ziegler’s character Music is all about othering over acceptance […] The Sia-penned soundtrack is sung largely by Hudson, whose decent vocals are perhaps the film’s saving grace, but it’s still not nearly enough to make Music a sound proposition.”

Next up, the actor will join the star-studded cast of Rian Johnson’s forthcoming sequel to Knives OutShe’ll be joining other newcomers to the franchise including Kathryn HahnDave BautistaEdward Norton and Janelle Monae.