Actress Goldie Hawn on Her Jewish Faith: ‘I Like My Tribe’
Actress Goldie Hawn expressed pride in being Jewish in a recent interview in which she discussed her faith, parenting and her son’s near-death experience as a baby.
The 71-year-old “Snatched” star told People magazine in its latest cover story that her oldest son — Oliver Hudson — almost died at 1-day-old due to birth complications. Hawn recalled seeing Oliver in the intensive care unit and putting her hand on her newborn son as she prayed for God to heal him. That same moment, Hawn recounted, Oliver’s heartbeat began to go up.
“I don’t think there’s any question that prayer can work,” Hawn said. “I’m a very spiritual person. I’m not a religious person, although I was raised Jewish and I like my tribe, but that was a beautiful thing. It was phenomenal. I just emptied myself. I don’t know how to explain it.”
Hawn, who is also the mother of actress Kate Hudson, as well as Wyatt Russell — whom she had with her current partner, actor Kurt Russell — previously discussed her religious beliefs during an appearance on the TV series “Oprah’s Master Class.” She said the first time her daughter Kate asked her about God, she responded, “Well I think God is everywhere, really. To feel God is what’s really important.”
She added, “You know that feeling just before you’re going to laugh? That thing where you get all bubbled up? It’s like a bubble of laughter, but it hasn’t come out yet? That’s what God feels like.’”