“Marie Claire” cover girls Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson represent a fresh generation of Jewish talent in Hollywood; and while discussion of their heritage didn’t make it into the published version of deputy editor Lea Goldman’s recent interview, that didn’t stop the women from playing a bit of what Goldman dubs “Jewish geography” as they spoke in preparation for the popular magazine’s June cover story.
“Put three Jewish girls at a table,” says Goldman, “and invariably they’ll play…’Do you know so-and-so?’” Goldman, who dined with the pair at the Beverly Hills Hotel, explained in the magazine’s print edition that Goodwin may even have unearthed a connection between her grandfather and the writer’s local synagogue.
Of course, most of this conversation remained off the record. The published story reveals Goodwin, who co-stars with Hudson in the new romantic comedy “Something Borrowed”, discussing her upcoming wedding to fiancé and fellow actor Joey Kern. Hudson, meanwhile, described the ups and downs of her second pregnancy with boyfriend and Brit rocker Matthew Bellamy of the band Muse.
Body image also plays a big role in the stars’ discussion with “Marie Claire” on love, marriage and maternity. Hudson tells Goodwin and Goldman of her struggle with weight gain during her first pregnancy with son Ryder, 8 – and of the incredible pressure to “bounce back” after tabloids singled her out as an example of unhealthy pre-baby eating habits. Goodwin, on the other hand – who is a Weight Watchers devotee and self-proclaimed “chubby child” with a genetic predisposition to sizeable curves – explained her dismay when a magazine cited her diet habits as evidence of serious body issues.
These days, both Goodwin and Hudson are dedicated to healthy lifestyles – the former in anticipation of the children she hopes to have with Kern and the latter in order to maintain a more wholesome pattern throughout the remaining few months of her pregnancy. Despite a penchant for fried food during her last maternity bout, Hudson insists that she’s sticking to healthy foods this time around. Goodwin, meanwhile, sustains “awesome eating habits” — but claims she’ll happily trade her svelte figure for a baby bump as soon as she’s married (“I just want to be able to fit into whatever dress I pick out,” she says.)
The June issue of Marie Claire is on stands now and features additional details of the cover shoot and interview with Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson.
“Something Borrowed,” which also stars Jason Krasinski and Colin Egglesfield, is currently playing in San Diego theaters.