Kate Hudson wants to go “method” for a Stevie Nicks biopic

Kate Hudson has shared her love for Stevie Nicks, and revealed that she hopes a biopic will be made about the singer which would allow her to “go method” and embody her.

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The actor-turned-singer discussed the Fleetwood Mac icon during a new interview with Rolling Stone, where she opened up about her switch to the music industry, 20 years after she first made her acting debut.

Hudson, who is the daughter of Goldie Hawn, first made a name for herself on the big screen, starring in Hollywood blockbusters including Almost Famous, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Bride Wars and more.

Now, after taking on numerous singing roles as an actor, she has turned her sights to music and shared her debut album ‘Glorious’.

According to her comments in the latest interview, however, she hasn’t turned her back on acting, but hopes to see the two worlds collide in the form of a Stevie Nicks biopic.

“I think for all girls who love rock, Stevie’s just our number one,” Hudson said. “Her whole life experience and the music. Fleetwood Mac, that whole journey from before Stevie to after Stevie? And her relationship with Lindsey [Buckingham]? It’s like a trilogy. There’s so much there. To me, that’s like the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll story.”

Explaining what a role like that would mean to her and her relatives, she added: “My family might disown me if I ever got a chance to play Stevie. ‘Cause they’d be like, ‘Can we not go method?’ I would probably go way too far into that character.”

Kate Hudson (C) performs onstage during the album release concert for her debut album ‘Glorious’. CREDIT: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

She continued, adding that another artist she would love to play one day would be Dusty Springfield – not only because of her music, but because of her personal life too.

“To me it’s also about the interesting life, and being able to tell that story correctly. I think Dusty Springfield is a really interesting story,” she recalled. “She’s one of my favourites and she was very shy. She had a lot of stage fright. Really fascinating woman. I think she struggled with being open about her sexuality. That could be a very powerful movie.”

While there are no plans for a biopic to be made about either of the artists at the time of writing, this type of film has become increasingly popular lately. Acts including Queen, Elvis Presley and Sir Elton John have seen their biopics (Bohemian Rhapsody, Elvis and Rocketman) become some of the most commercially successful in recent years, and more recent examples include Priscilla, about Elvis’s wife, Back To Black about Amy Winehouse, One Love about Bob Marley, and Maestro about Leonard Bernstein.

The comments made by Hudson also come after she told Variety that her extensive wait to launch a music career stemmed from a fear of rejection.

“Rejection, generally, I can handle [and] I’ve created a very tough skin for the acting world,” she explained. “When it comes to this, though, it felt so vulnerable that if I would’ve done this in my late 20s, I think it would’ve been very hard for me to not sort of get carried into what people were saying. And at this age and where I’m at in my life, I don’t have that same fear of rejection anymore.”

She added: “I really just want to share it. I recognise that you’re not gonna win everybody over. But I can’t be led by that fear, or else I just would never put art into the world.”

Currently, Hudson is also wrapping up the filming for another project, Netflix comedy series Running Point, which lists Mindy Kaling among the creators. It is set in the world of basketball in which she plays a “Jeannie Buss-type figure”.

As for Stevie Nicks, the singer is set to embark on her 2024 UK and Ireland tour, which kicks off in Dublin in July. The shows include a headline slot at BST Hyde Park. This year’s edition of the London live music even also sees headline performances from the likes of SZAKings Of LeonKylie MinogueShania TwainStray Kids and Robbie Williams.

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