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Goldie Hawn didn't have to look far for advice on how to get into the groupie groove for The Banger Sisters: Her 23-year-old daughter Kate Hudson earned an Oscar nod for her role as "Band-Aid" Penny Lane in 2000's Almost Famous. "If I had any questions about clothes, she was great," says Hawn. Playing a similarly fanatical, though older, character so soon after her daughter, she adds, "was totally surreal."
Actually, not that much older. "I don't think time exists," says Hawn, 56. "You're only as old as you feel." Which is? "35!" says the actress, laughing. "I don't really look behind me; if I did I'd just wave things goodbye all the time. I'm usually saying hello to stuff. No regrets."
Well, maybe one. While she's thrilled that Hudson's husband, former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, 35, wrote and performed "The Red Road" for the Sisters soundtrack, Hawn mock-complains, "I work more with my son-in-law than I do with my daughter. Kate's a busy little pumpkin. I'd love to direct her, act with her, serve her tea."
Hawn's brood—which also includes actor Oliver Hudson, 26—has always been her top priority. She and her longtime partner, Kurt Russell, 51, are now shuttling between L.A. and Vancouver so that their son Wyatt, 16, can play amateur hockey for Canada's Richmond Sockeyes. "He's the last one, boo-hoo," she says. "We're basically parents helping him follow his dream, as we did with all of our kids. I just look at my children and I'm the happiest person alive."