There's no denying Kate Hudson's special bond with her mom Goldie Hawn's longtime partner, Kurt Russell. The actor, whom she affectionately calls "Pa," has been her main father figure for most of her life, and that includes dishing out fatherly advice when she needs it most. During a recent interview on ABC Radio's No Limits With Rebecca Jarvis podcast, the actress revealed the encouraging words Kurt gave her after she lost the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in Almost Famous in 2001. "Something Kurt said to me at the Oscars after I lost [was], 'Congratulations. You can now go have your career,'" she said. "[That] was, like, such a great thing to say, because it's just starting, I was 21, so it was kind of amazing to have that so young and then just start working and having that kind of demand at a young age is just incredible."
While coming from a family full of stars can be a lot of pressure, Kate admitted that they don't focus on awards. "The work ethic in our family is really huge," she added. "They definitely instilled that in all of their kids . . . it was just basically, 'Do your job, do it the best you can.'" And if she's being completely honest, she never really saw her parents the way the rest of Hollywood does. "Obviously, as you get older, you start to realize that people see your parents differently, but to us, they're our parents, and we had a great childhood because there was so much love. They were very present parents, surprisingly, for how big their careers were."