Oscar nominee Kate Hudson's mother, actress Goldie Hawn, passed down a love of dancing to her daughter. So when Rob asked her to audition for Nine, Kate says she jumped at the chance.

"Truly, maybe the best experience for me to date was this movie," she says. "For me, Rob Marshall is like working with a modern-day Bob Fosse. As somebody who dances, I felt like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe I'm going to dance with Rob.' ... It was just truly a phenomenal experience."

Kate says she rehearsed for six weeks to prepare for her showstopping song and dance number, "Cinema Italiano." When it came time to shoot the scene, Kate says she knew the cast and crew so well, she felt comfortable dancing in a white miniskirt and go-go boots. Her mom even came to the set to cheer her on.

Dancing isn't the only passion Goldie passed along to her daughter. Kate says her mother also taught her to live joyfully. "That's a big word in our family. My mom dedicates her life to understanding what that is," she says. "To understand your happiness or what makes you happy in your life is something that we grew up around."


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