The 77-year-old actress received an Oscar back in 1970 and managed to sleep through this important event.
Actress Goldie Hawn, star of the films “Overboard” and “Death Becomes Her”, appeared on the cover of Variety and gave a candid interview.
Despite the fact that she starred in many films during her long career, which began in the late 1960s, she received an Oscar only once, in the nomination “Best Supporting Actress” for the film “Cactus Flower”. This was her second film.
On the evening of April 7, 1970, the budding 25-year-old actress with only two films to her credit was half a world away from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles when Fred Astaire opened the envelope and read her name. Instead of basking in the glory, Hawn tried to get enough sleep before filming “There’s a Girl in My Soup” in London.
Goldie Hawn with her only Oscar
“I never dressed up and I never got to win awards on stage. I regret it. Now I think:“ It would be so great to be able to do this, ”Hawn says, recalling that she did not expect to win. After all, this was long before assumptions were made on the Web and experts wrote forecasts.
Cactus Flower was her first real film role apart from a cameo role in the Disney musical The One True Original Family Group and she was nominated along with stars such as Sylvia Miles for Midnight Cowboy and Susannah York for the picture “Hunted horses are shot, isn’t it?”.
Unlike the 63.1 million people who watched the live broadcast in the US, Hawn missed the show.
“I forgot that the Oscars were on TV that night. And then I woke up to a phone call at about 4 in the morning. And it was a male voice, and he said:” Hey, congratulations, you got it. “I got that “You got an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress,” Hawn recalls thanking the disembodied voice, hung up, called her parents, and they cried together.
Although Raquel Welch accepted the coveted statue on Hawn’s behalf that night, the actress herself only saw the moment recently, along with Jimmy Kimmel.
“He said, ‘Did you ever see the part where Fred Astaire announces you?’ And I said, ‘Fred Astaire?’ He’s my idol. And I didn’t know he called my name. when I finally saw this episode,” said Goldie.
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The second time she was nominated in 1981 for her role in the film “Private Benjamin”, she also co-hosted Chevy Chase and Paul Hogan in 1987, and 13 times went the stage during the ceremony as an independent host.
And she hosted the 1989 ceremony with her longtime partner Kurt Russell. And they completely rewrote all the words.
To the already tired question why they never got married, Goldie says that they asked the children if they care, it turned out that they didn’t. So the official marriage was never concluded.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
In a family where everyone is famous, Hawn doesn’t seem to take fame too seriously. “Kurt and I are very similar. He doesn’t consider himself a movie star. Neither do I. Neither of us thinks about it,” she says.
But journalists believe that Goldie Hawn had a huge impact on female stars, paving the way for generations of famous comedic actresses such as Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts. On screen, Hawn was equal parts goofy and sexy, but somehow she managed to act rebellious.
“She just has an innate talent,” recalled Mel Gibson, who starred opposite Hawn in “Bird on a Wire,” an eccentric action movie from the early 90s. “She just seems to have been born with this unique sense of humor.”
At a time when films are striving for relevance, Hawn recalls that Hollywood was once glamorous and fun.
“Oscars used to be elegant. I’m not old-fashioned, but sometimes the jokes are out of place. And I lack respect. Things have become politicized. I want to see people excited. I want people to believe again. I want people to be more laughed, and not just at someone’s expense,” she says.
Hawn grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., the younger of two daughters of a violin, saxophone, and clarinet musician father and a dancer mother. She grew up in a semi-detached house on a dead end street with her sister Patti, a famous Hollywood publicist. Her upbringing was in the arts, and her father performed for presidents such as Roosevelt and at the wedding of John F. Kennedy.
“I had an idyllic childhood. We never locked the door. In the summer we built fortresses in the yard, and in the winter we went sledding. on Broadway, so she started dancing.
Her first work was a dance at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. This turned into acting roles in musicals that brought her to Los Angeles. Success came quickly when Hawn landed the lead role on Rowan and Martin Laugh, a sketch comedy show similar to Saturday Night Live. Her role was a flighty blonde with saucer eyes and a disarming giggle.
Goldie Hawn in 1967
But she won an Oscar early and was able to choose films. But as her career took off, Hawn married musician Bill Hudson in 1976 while pregnant with their son Oliver. Three years later, she gave birth to a daughter, Kate. So she had to take a break. According to her: Hollywood is not the most natural place for motherhood.
The 1980s also brought her first real collaboration with Russell. They first met when he was 15 and she was 22, and Kurt came to the audition with his mother. He was already fascinated by Goldie.
But they only became a couple during the filming of Swing Shift in 1983 after her breakup with Hudson. After the birth of their son Wyatt in 1986, Hawn and Russell starred together in the film Overboard.
By the way, Goldie did not like the remake of this classic film. Interestingly, she and Madonna could have played Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart in Harvey Weinstein’s adaptation of Harvey Weinstein’s Miramax Broadway musical Chicago. But he shelved the film, but paid Goldie a penalty. How did Madonna – the actress does not know.
“I really don’t know how she felt about it. You know, she just went with the flow,” she says.
At the end of the interview, Goldie notes that now her grandson will drop by for dinner. All three of her children live next door, and Kate Hudson occupies the house she grew up in. Russell Crowe often says that they ride bikes to visit each other.
Much to Hawn’s delight, her children’s film careers are on the rise. Kate became a movie star herself after being nominated for an Oscar in 2001 for Almost Famous. But Goldie Hawn stopped giving advice to her children and moved on to her grandchildren. Her philosophy is to teach by example.
“You have to make a living, stay compassionate and stay realistic,” she says.
Recall that earlier Goldie Hawn, along with Kate Hudson and her granddaughter, had a great time in Aspen.
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