The Glass Onion Actress Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, is the latest celebrity that opened up about her views on nepotism and her stance in the entire debate in her interview with The Independent saying “she doesn’t really care”.
Being a mother of three kids named Ryder, Bingham, and Rani, she stated, “the nepotism thing, I mean I don’t really care,”. She also said to The Independent in her interview “I look at my kids and we are a storytelling family, it’s definitely in our blood. People can call it whatever they want but it’s not going to change it”.
Kate’s stance proved that she takes pride in her family and her inherited love for arts from her parents Tim Hudson and Goldie Hawn.
Kate expressed her concerns that Hollywood is not the only place that hires famous people’s kids and that it is seemingly a lot more common in the modeling industry.
She also added “I don’t care where you come from, or what your relationship to the business is, if you work hard and you kill it, it doesn’t matter,” in the interview. Kate also expressed that while nepotism exists in many other fields such as business, modeling, medicine, and arts, the filming industry gets the most scrutiny over the matter.
The whole nepotism debate started after Vulture published a very comprehensive article that listed the names of various celebrities that had famous parents and how society should perceive them. Since the article got published, the discussion on the topic started, and many celebrities criticized it and voiced their concerns on the matter as well.
Since that article got published, nepotism is the talk of the town in Hollywood. All celebrities seem to be weighing in on their stance in this debate.
There were various articles published online talking about many celebrities and their family connections which led to many celebrities voicing their thoughts on the matter online, or in interviews recently.
The hot debate however started after Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Oscar nominees actors Janey Leigh and Tony Curtis opened up about her journey in the industry in response to the nepotism babies article in her Instagram post. Jamie Lee Curtis also shares how she might’ve landed her first role due to her parents’ significant image in the industry but that doesn’t stop her from making her name in the world and working hard for it.
Jamie claimed that these kinds of talks only provide to be hurtful to many actors and disregard many talents, and efforts that they have put into their works. Jamie also said in her post that her love for arts is real and you should not judge someone because of where they came from and see their passion for what it is and not their background.
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Another actor, Danny Strong also took to Twitter to speak on what he believes in regarding the talk. Danny Strong is most known for his work in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Gilmore girls.
Danny stated that while they would have access to greater instructors, teachings, and know-how about the industry it still comes down to only phoning one’s talent and how to express it. To get cast in shows it all comes down to your talent because no director or producer would want a below-the-par actor acting for them.
On Nepotism in Hollywood: With a few exceptions, the children of celebrities that have acting careers do so because they are fantastic actors. It's the only way to get consistently cast. Directors and producers don't want mediocre actors in their films and TV shows.
— Danny Strong (@Dannystrong) December 26, 2022
Danny also wrote in another tweet of his, that while all the tips, hacks, and teachings about the industry and how to act in them can get you far in the industry, it still can’t promise you a good future career.
Danny also weighed in on the fact that many celebrity children want to get into the filming industry but can’t simply because of their skill sets and lack of definitive talent.
Many celebrities, including Kate, have voiced their opinions about the nepotism debate. What are your thoughts on this matter? You can let us know in the comments section below.