Kate Hudson praises stepfather Kurt Russell's starring role in her life


Actress Kate Hudson has praised the "important" role her stepfather Kurt Russell has played in her life - and revealed she now recognises the actor's traits in herself.

Kate, 37, and Kurt, 65, appear in a film together for the first time in the disaster movie Deepwater Horizon, which tells the story of the 2010 oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the worst oil spill in US history.

The pair walked the red carpet at the movie's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, along with their co-star Mark Wahlberg who plays oil rig foreman Mike Williams.

Kurt Russell at the Toronto premiere of Deepwater Horizon

Asked how important Kurt had been to her career, Kate told the Press Association: "I think it's more, how important has he been in my life?

"He raised me. I am who I am because of him and my mum, of course.

"There are certain parts of me, especially as you get older, you look and you go, that's just my dad, so he's incredibly important."

Kate Hudson at the Deepwater Horizon premiere in Toronto

Kate said she would love to work on a future film with Russell and her mother, actress Goldie Hawn, but admitted it was an unlikely prospect.

"There's nobody I'd rather work with," she said. "We're very compatible our family. We like each other a lot.

"Even when we can't stand each other we still would rather be in the same room as each other than anybody else.

Kurt Russell embraces Kate Hudson at a charity event in May

"I'd love to work with them. I'd love to work with my mum. I'd love to work with my brothers.

"But I highly doubt it's going to be all of us in a movie. But I have a feeling we're going to do a lot of things separately together."

Deepwater Horizon is released in UK cinemas on September 29.