Kurt Russell says Kate Hudson longed for a girl and now treats daughter Rani Rose ‘a little different’ than her sons
The famous actor spoke about how he's looking forward to spending time with the infant at Christmas and that she's a fantastic addition to the family.
Kurt Russell is happy to be a grandfather again. At the premiere of his new Netflix film 'The Christmas Chronicles', Russell opened up about his daughter Kate Hudson's newborn daughter Rani Rose.
Speaking to People, the 67-year-old fondly discussed his grandchild, “She is the sixth grandchild, Kate’s first daughter. Along with the other five now, it is obviously a fantastic addition, and it will be fun just to watch her little eyes looking at the lights on the Christmas tree and taking it all in for the first time." Kate Hudson shares her daughter with her beau Danny Fujikawa. Russell and his longtime partner Goldie Hawn are grandparents to Kate’s daughter Rani plus her sons Bingham Hawn, 7 and Ryder Russell, 14, as well as Oliver’s three children: daughter Rio Laura, 5, plus sons Bodhi Hawn, 8½, and Wilder Brooks, 11.
Talking about the little one's first Christmas, Kurt said, “She’s doing great, this will be a first-Christmas experience. She’s six weeks old. Obviously, she won’t remember it, but it’ll start setting the tone.” The actor also spoke about how his daughter seems different around her newborn girl, "Kate is a little different with the little girl, I think, at this stage than I remember her being with her boys." He is proud that Kate had the opportunity to be a mother to a little girl, “We’re really glad that she got [a daughter] and had an opportunity to have her. He continued, “We’re proud of Danny and the relationship that grew between Kate and Danny, the result being Rani Rose.”
Oliver Hudson, who also stars in the film with his father, spoke about his sister at how she's always wanted a daughter. He also talked about how being a parent to a boy as compared to a girl is a different experience, “It’s just fun to have a whole different crew. I had my daughter as my third kid as well, and it’s a totally different ballgame, girls and boys are, for sure.”
Russell's latest project, 'The Christmas Chronicles' where he plays Santa Claus himself, debuts on Netflix on the November 22nd. Speaking about his tole to The Star, the actor said, “It’s a great opportunity for an actor to play what is definitely an iconic figure, through 1,700 years he has survived in our zeitgeist.” He also discussed how his own childhood memories of Santa Claus helped him do justice to his new role, “It was always shrouded in mystery whether he was Santa Claus or whether he was a real close helper of Santa Claus … It all centered around the fact this magical person had come by that night. He provided for me a sense of who the real person was.”