I was just thinking the other day that I miss Kate Hudson. I know she’s busy doing Fabletics and her vodka label and she’s got a toddler, but Kate Hudson is a very adept rom-com actress and I miss the rom-com! (She just got a sort of unexpected Golden Globes nod for Music, the Sia movie she’s promoting with this cover and interview, but that is not a rom-com, as I understand it. [And it seems to have…a lot of issues going on with it in general.]) She seems like a hoot, and I think this cover has a real zing to it that is both unusual for a glossy magazine, and that seems to vibe with her personality. (It vaguely feels like an updated Sassy editorial — which is, let me be clear, absolutely a complement.)

I particularly enjoyed this bit from the interview:

When I tell Hudson that it seems like she’s attracted to musicians — a comment that has surely been made a million times — she laughs. “I would like to say they’re attracted to me,” she says. “I’m attracted to musical people, period. From the outside, yeah, I get it. ‘Oh, I like a rock star,’ or whatever. But that’s not really what it is. The reason I connect so deeply with musicians…is because we all connect to music in a way that you don’t have to explain. You just feel it, and it’s something you love.” (“The lifestyle is not something to fall in love with,” she says, laughing.)

Definitely click through to see the whole shoot, and read the rest of the interview; it’s pretty interesting, and certainly goes deeper than the above, and the editorial shots have definitely got a point-of-view. (And I want the vintage lawn chairs they’re using.) It’s also got snaps of her little girl, who I don’t think I’ve seen before. Spoiler: She’s very cute.

[Photo by AB+DM; The March issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download February 12.]

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