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Goldie Hawn on re-watching 'Overboard' with Kurt Russell: 'It was a turn on'

Goldie Hawn says that while she doesn't really watch her own movies, sitting down recently with 1987's "Overboard" (in which she co-starred with longtime partner Kurt Russell) was an eye-opening experience.

As she noted to James Corden on "The Late Late Show" Thursday, she and Russell had other plans before they fell into the movie: "We were going to make love," she explained, "so that put the whole kibosh on that."

But there was definitely an upside: The movie came on, "and we got so excited" they poured some wine and lay back in bed and watched themselves in the film, which features Hawn as a spoiled rich woman with amnesia who Russell, a down-to-earth single dad, convinces is his wife (largely to get some help around the house). It's much sweeter than the description might seem!

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Kurt Russell avoids jogging Goldie Hawn's memory in 1987's "Overboard," to his advantage.

"We hadn't seen it from the beginning; we don't watch our movies," said Hawn, who noted that seeing the film actually helped jog her memory. "You know how sometimes you forget why you fell in love? I remembered everything, and why I fell in love. It was really something to be able to watch that."

"Overboard" wasn't the first film Russell and Hawn made together; they also appeared in 1984's "Swing Shift." They've been partners since 1983, and have one grown son together, Wyatt.

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The happy couple at the LA premiere for her new film, "Snatched."

And perhaps their viewing of the film was also an expression of curiosity since "Overboard" is getting a remake with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in the Hawn-Russell roles, which will be reversed this time.

For now, though, the original remains an obvious warm spot in Hawn's and Russell's hearts.

"It was just a shared love of each other, and it was a turn on, actually," she noted.

Well, then! Back to business!

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