Kate Hudson’s long beachy blonde waves are pretty much iconic by this point, with countless hopeful fans probably wandering into their local salon, shyly flashing a photo of Hudson, and asking if – just maybe – there’s a chance the hairdresser could recreate that exact look on top of their own head.
Spoiler: they usually can’t. Especially if you go in with a chin-length brunette bob (this writer speaks from experience).
And, yes, it’s for a new film.
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While the name of the project Hudson is working on is still firmly under wraps, it’s said to be a musical directed by none other than musician Sia.
Indeed, it was Sia herself who shared a photograph of Hudson rocking her new buzzcut on Instagram.
“My girl Kate Hudson being a delight on set,” wrote Sia.
Hudson later reposted the photo to her own page, captioning it, “Freedom,” along with the open hands emoji and the haircut emoji.
“Compliments of [Sia],” she added. “#OurBeautifulDirector.”
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Sia previously discussed her film directorial debut back in 2015 at Venice Days, a sidebar of the international film festival.
She said the film is based on a one-page story she wrote eight years ago.
“I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I wanted to make a movie, because I thought it would be seen as a vanity project, because I was a singer,” she said, “and then last year after I made the Chandelier video, I realised that I was pretty good at directing, so I felt a little bit braver.”
Sia went on to reveal that she had worked on the screenplay with the children’s author Dallas Clayton, saying: “For me, the process was I work out the movie: I’ll act it out, I’ll have the dialogue already in my head.
“It’s really the formatting […] I can’t be bothered to learn [screenwriting software] Final Draft. I’m not a technical person. Like, when I sing, I just want to sing the melody and write the lyrics. I don’t want to have to do production, which is very technical. I don’t enjoy that.”
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