At 43, Kate Hudson Reveals a Surprising Take on Aging

  • Kate Hudson opened up about aging in a new interview.

  • She said she “doesn’t really think about it” unless she’s asked to.

  • The discussion prompted her to question why more men in Hollywood aren’t asked the same kinds of questions.

The topic of aging seems to be one that is increasingly brought up in interviews with women in Hollywood. Celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Paulina Porizkova have all answered questions about it, and when the topic was introduced to Kate Hudson in a recent interview with Byrdie, she gracefully posed the question: Why do we care? For Hudson, things are just getting better with age.

“Now I know why all of my friends that were older than me in their 40s were like, ‘This is my best. This is my favorite decade so far,’” she told Byrdie.

The actress, 43, said she personally “doesn’t really think about” aging, adding: “The focus is much more from the outside than it is from the inside, I think, which says a lot about how we’re programmed. Because the only time I think about aging is when I’m asked about how I think about aging.”

She continued, pointing out that no one seems to ask male stars their opinions on anti-aging creams or Botox. “Everybody wants to talk about, you know, what women are doing to their face. Or how women do anti-aging,” she said. “And I love all that stuff. I love talking about what’s the new laser, but it’s interesting that men don’t really get the same questions.”

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Aside from the surface level, aesthetics aspect of the aging conversation, Hudson pointed out that there’s a much deeper side to it, which you can probably guess. “I think aging is hard because it gets you closer to the inevitable—that we are impermanent,” she said. “And the question becomes, what do you seek out of life? What is it that makes you feel alive and excited to be a part of this experience?”

For her, it’s staying busy and creative—which is partly why she’s working on recording an album, she told Byrdie. “I was like, if I don’t do this, I’ll regret it. And it will be because I was too scared,” she said. “I’ve always loved just jumping into the deep end—and sometimes it’s put me in not the best place, but mostly it’s really put me on the right path.”

So, while Hudson loves her beauty products and skincare routines, aging gracefully, to her, is about much more than that. It’s about growing, choosing happiness, and finding it where it’s least expected.

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