One might think that having a famous actress for a mom would make breaking into the biz a breeze, but according to Kate Hudson, trying to step out of mom Goldie Hawn's shadow was both "discouraging and daunting." So the star, mother-of-two and Ann Taylor spokeswoman had a lot of experience to draw from when she addressed an audience of teen girls at the ANNpower Leadership Forum, a mentoring program that puts teens from across the country in contact with successful women in business, entertainment and nonprofits. Hudson's advice?
"Take a chance on your own talent and your ambition because if you don't do that, there's no one else who will."
Damn straight! (Wish somebody said that to ME as a teen.)
Which is not to say that Hudson didn't feel supported by Hawn -- quite the opposite, in fact.