From Choir Member to Hollywood Star: Kate Hudson's Journey from Home Alone 2 to Critical Acclaim

News - 18 February 2024

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is often considered a timeless Christmas classic, much like its predecessor. The star-studded cast includes renowned actors such as Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Catherine O'Hara, and Tim Curry. However, what many may not realize is that Kate Hudson also made an appearance in the film.

Despite not being credited, the young actress had a small role in the movie as part of the choir featured in the opening scene where Kevin, played by Culkin, is teased by his brother Buzz.At the time of filming, Hudson was just 12 years old and her role in the choir was so brief that she doesn't appear in the credits. Nevertheless, she still receives occasional royalty checks for her minor contribution.

"I'm in that choir, and every now and then I get 10 cents," Hudson revealed. It wasn't until years later that she began to gain recognition for her acting talents, particularly with her breakout role in the film Almost Famous, which earned her an Oscar nomination.Since then, Hudson has continued to make a name for herself in Hollywood with a diverse range of projects.

In 2023, she appeared in the film A Little White Lie, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Her upcoming project, the thriller film Shell, directed by actor Max Minghella, is currently in production and promises to further demonstrate her talent and range as a performer.Despite her early beginnings in a minor role in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Kate Hudson has proven herself to be a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.

From humble beginnings as a choir member in a Christmas classic to earning critical acclaim for her performances in acclaimed films, Hudson's career has been marked by growth and success. With each new project, she continues to captivate audiences and establish herself as a talented and versatile actress.