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Kate Hudson: Mom Goldie Hawn is 'my great confidante'

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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In the new movie "Mother's Day," Kate Hudson's character lives in a family full of secrets that (no surprise, since it's a comedy directed by Garry Marshall) emerge hilariously. But her own family life growing up was quite different.

"Fortunately or unfortunately, our family is pretty open," laughed Hudson, who grew up with mom Goldie Hawn (dad Bill Hudson was not in the picture, but Hawn's longtime love Kurt Russell was). "Everything is out on the table in our family."

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Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson in 2014.Jason Merritt / Getty Images file

But when she did (and does) have secrets, she shared them with Hawn. "My mom is my great confidante," said the 37-year-old. "I do pretty much tell my mom everything."

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As for working with Marshall again (he directed her in 2004's "Raising Helen"), Hudson says she's enjoying seeing how being on set lights up her 12-year-old son Ryder. (Her youngest son, Bingham, is 4).

"I was 7 when I first met Garry [on the set of Hawn and Russell's 1987 movie "Overboard"]," she said. "Ryder is now at an age where I'm watching him love being on a movie set. ... It's not fun unless you really love the world of make-believe and you are a storyteller in your head."

Kate Hudson and sons
Kate Hudson with Bingham and Ryder.AP file

And should Ryder have any second thoughts, hopefully he can confide his mom, too!

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"Mother's Day" opens in theaters on Friday, April 29.

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