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Kate Hudson says working with 'pa' Kurt Russell in Deepwater Horizon has been a 'great lesson'

September 27, 2016
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Kate Hudson has revealed her delight after landing a role opposite her "father" Kurt Russell in Deepwater Horizon.

Speaking in an exclusive video, the 37-year-old actress explained how getting the chance to work with the Hollywood legend was an incredible experience.

The blockbuster, which is based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, also stars Mark WahlbergJohn Malkovich and Gina Rodriguez.

"I got to see Mark (Wahlberg) and my pa Kurt together," the actress confessed. "I just thought, 'Wow what a great combination.' I'm biased, obviously because he's my dad.

"He is one of my favourite actors, he's so honest and I just have so much respect. Growing up watching him work, I think it has been a great lesson for me."

In the film, Kate plays Wahlberg's wife, while Kurt takes on the role of Jimmy Harrell, the offshore installation manager of the oil rig and one of the real-life survivors.

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Kate Hudson has revealed her delight after landing a role opposite her "father" Kurt Russell

Despite not being the Bride Wars star's biological father, Kate refers to her mother Goldie Hawn's partner as 'pa'.

Their collaboration in Deepwater Horizon marks the first time Kate and Kurt have teamed up for a project, however, their on-screen presence together was very limited.

"We had like one little moment in the movie and then that's it," she recently explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "You know it was kind of cool, because I was back on set with my dad.

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The two actors are set to star in Deepwater Horizon, which will be released later this month

"It reminded me of being a little kid and where I fall in love with movies, and how much time I spent on movie sets with him. I don't know, there was something beautifully wistful about being on the set with my dad."

Deepwater Horizon is out in cinemas from September 29. Watch our exclusive interview with Kate in the video above.

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