Rewind: Kate Hudson is 'Almost Famous'
By ROBERT PACE
September 07, 2012
Kate Hudson's breakout film was perfect--not simply because of her iconic performance as band groupie "Penny Lane," but because of the irony of the film's name in parallel with her career.
This Pop Culture Rewind takes you back to this day in 2000 to a gala for Hudson's breakout film, Almost Famous. In the featured flashback, she talks about her role as leader of a group of "Band-Aids," who wanted to distinguish themselves from the stigma of groupies.
"I think Cameron [Crowe] really wanted people to understand that, back then, women were there because they really loved the music...and felt as if they inspired some of it, and [they] did," the then-21-year-old Hudson says.
Although the film would be released days later, Hudson's engagement with The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson had recently been announced and the media wanted to know all about it. However, she deflected the marriage questions and said that they wouldn't be married anytime soon even though they were indeed married three months later.
When fielding the all-important question of what she thinks about the media speculation that she may be the next big star, Hudson replies, "It's exciting. I don't know. I mean, who knows? You never know. Life throws you curveballs all the time."
Hudson received a dozen awards for her role in the film, including a Golden Globe. So, in those remaining days before the film's release, it's safe to say she was flirting with fame.
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