USMagazine, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:50pm (PST)
Kate Hudson's bi-continental lifestyle suits her family just fine! After her fiance Matthew Bellamy and his Muse bandmates performed with a 75-piece orchestra at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Reluctant Fundamentalist actress chatted with Us Weekly at Warner's afterparty at the Savoy Hotel.
Despite being raised in California by actress parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Hudson -- mom to 9-year-old Ryder (with ex Chris Robinson) and 19-month-old Bing (with Bellamy) -- said her family quickly embraced British culture. (Bellamy, 34, was born and raised in Cambridge.)
"In our house it's a lot of BBC. I've got boys, so Top Gear is a big [show]. I love them, but I can't watch them again and again," the 33-year-old said of the long-running program about motor vehicles.
Hudson added that her family also watches physicist Brian Cox's numerous BBC specials. "He's incredible. I find him really so inspiring, the way he sees the planet, how he teaches you about how things work and function," she told Us. "The world is amazing after you watch his shows."
Even before she began spending more time abroad, the How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star mastered at least one local custom: making a decent cup of English tea. "You know what? I could make it before I met Matt, I was very proud of that. He's not the first English person I've met, so I could make a real decent cup before," Hudson laughed. "He doesn't know how to make a decent cup of tea. I'm going to be honest -- he doesn't know how to do it!"
The Golden Globe winner added that she's more focused on her family than her career at this stage of her life. "If someone says it's a three-month shoot, I get a little shy because of Ryder in third grade and Bing being 19 months," she admitted. "It's so much to juggle, so I've been doing films that are a little less time [consuming]. I'm more specific about what they are and I don't want to do work that will take me away from my kids, so I have to really love it."