Kate Hudson Talks With '20/20'

ByABC News
May 6, 2004, 4:00 PM

May 7, 2004 -- Kate Hudson appears on the red carpet as a fairy princess blond hair shining like spun sugar while sharing her mother's lovely smile and plenty of that special something that turns actresses into award-winning movie stars.

"I'm just enjoying this right now," Kate Hudson says.

At just 25, Kate Hudson really does have it all. From fame and fortune, to Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell for parents, a marriage to rock star Chris Robinson and now a brand new baby boy. So what's on her mind these days?

"My focus is burps, poops, sleep time," said Hudson.

The burps, of course, belong to 4-month-old Ryder Russell Robinson. In New York last week to promote her latest film, Raising Helen, Hudson was literally racing to do this interview between breast feedings.

The former size two, said she had an amazing pregnancy, and gained 60 pounds, exclaiming, "I got huge!"

She said she's now back down to a size four, and regained her figure by working out two or three times a day.

Focus on Family

As a new mom and working actress, Hudson now inherits the struggle for balance between parenthood and movie stardom that her mom once navigated.

Hudson was raised as a child of Hollywood with the great Goldie Hawn for a mother, and beginning at age 3, actor Kurt Russell for a "Pa," as she calls him.

While both parents made dozens of films, Hudson said, family came first.

The family included Hudson and brother Oliver, the product of Goldie's marriage to musician Bill Hudson, as well as a step-brother and a half-brother.

"Sometimes I think it's more normal than most normal families," said Hudson. "That's all they ever wanted. You know, my mom always said that It's the one thing that, if she failed, she would have never felt like she succeeded in her life I have the same feeling now, with Ryder."

Rock n Roll Romance

Hudson had a strong family growing up, but one that did not include her biological father.