The 41-year-old actress, Kate Hudson is caught in the middle of a Public relations storm as the star of the critically slammed new film “Music.” The actress has said that she has heard the complaints and is listening.
The movie has drawn the ire of autism activists for not employing an actress on the autism spectrum as well as its depictions of restraint against a character with the developmental disorder. Hudson, who earlier this month received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the film, in which she portrays a former drug dealer in recovery thrust into caring for her autistic half-sister, is keenly aware on many fronts.
Kate Hudson’s explanation – The movie that has created the buzz
Hudson explained that when people see the film, the people will see the amount of love and sensitivity that was put into making the movie. But she also acknowledges the conversation and said that it is about representation.
Despite “Music” currently registering a dismal 10% favorability rating among critics, the film notched two Golden Globe nods, one for best comedy or musical. The film’s director and co-writer, Sia deleted her Twitter account after being slammed publicly. Hudson says that they are welcoming criticism as a form of self-improvement.
The conversation that has been initiated
Nobody has really asked Hudson about her opinion on the brawl, but she has said that it is an important and ongoing conversation. Despite Kimmel’s gentle grilling about her participation in the film, she acknowledged upfront that she can do better. She also said that it is an important one to have with people who are experts and really know how to engage in the conversation. This movie has been a welcome change to initiate the conversation about representation in this autistic spectrum.