Kate Hudson gave up soccer dream to pursue stardom

Kate Hudson could have become a professional soccer player.The 38-year-old daughter of Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn has become a huge star in her own right, with roles in movies such as Almost Famous and Bride Wars under her belt. But Kate has revealed…

Kate Hudson could have become a professional soccer player.

The 38-year-old daughter of Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn has become a huge star in her own right, with roles in movies such as Almost Famous and Bride Wars under her belt.

But Kate has revealed in an interview with Vogue.co.uk that she initially considered an entirely different career.

“I was very serious about soccer, growing up,” she explained. “It was actually something that I could have pursued in terms of college, but I didn’t because I wanted to act and sing and dance.

“What really happened was I danced for a lot of my life. Then soccer got very competitive for me and so that kind of took over and I didn’t dance so much. But then I realised I didn’t want to seriously pursue soccer, because you sort of get to a point where you really have to commit if you want to go further with it. It was a really difficult decision for me because I love competitive sport. I miss it to this day.”

Kate is now able to share her love of the sport with her children, 14-year-old Ryder and six-year-old Bingham. However, when it comes to taking on her eldest, he still hasn’t managed to perfect the skills to beat his mum on the pitch.

“Playing with my kids it’s actually fun – it’s the one thing where I am the best!” she smiled. “My son Ryder’s getting there with me now, he can just about get around me, but he still hasn’t hit that level yet where he can beat me.”

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Kate Hudson lands La Mer campaign

Ageless beauty Kate Hudson has become the new spokesmodel for top skincare brand La Mer. The Almost Famous star was first introduced to the top quality brand as a kid when her mother, Hollywood veteran Goldie Hawn, gifted her a jar of the company’s fa…

Ageless beauty Kate Hudson has become the new spokesmodel for top skincare brand La Mer.

The Almost Famous star was first introduced to the top quality brand as a kid when her mother, Hollywood veteran Goldie Hawn, gifted her a jar of the company’s famed Creme de la Mer moisturiser one Christmas – and she’s been “hooked” ever since.

“(It was) the first quality skincare product I ever used,” Kate recalls to People.com.

Now, more than two decades on, the 38-year-old has been tapped to promote the company’s new global digital campaign, Ways to Love La Mer, and Kate has found a new product from the La Mer line-up to add to her daily beauty routine.

Gushing about the Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, she says, “It has a light, cool consistency that soothes and calms my skin immediately.”

However, Kate insists taking care of her skin from the inside is equally as important as what she uses on the outside to maintain her youthful glow.

“First, and foremost, I like to stay hydrated. Drinking water is always on my mind,” she shares. “I also believe in taking supplements for skin health. Fish oil is one supplement that’s not only good for your skin but great for your heart.”

And when it comes to cleansing, the mother-of-two swears by only washing her face once a day, just before bed, to avoid stripping her skin of its “natural moisture” – and she doesn’t use tap water.

“I love oil cleansers that you use on dry skin and pat off, like La Mer’s The Cleansing Oil,” Kate explains. “Then, I finish off with a toner or micellar water (formula comprised of cleansing oil molecules) that gives me that extra clean, hydrated feeling.

“If cleansing in the morning, I use La Mer’s The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, usually followed by an antioxidant serum, and I always finish with sunscreen.”

A good skincare routine isn’t the only secret to Kate’s enviable appearance – she is also a fitness fanatic, and boasts her own brand of activewear, Fabletics.

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