Kate Hudson: ‘They Shouldn’t Remake Private Benjamin’

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May 20, 2014 | 6:55pm EST

Kate Hudson has given the planned Private Benjamin revamp the thumbs down because she doesn’t think anyone should mess with her mum’s original.
Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson is on board to lead the cast in the remake, but Hudson is refusing to get excited about the project.
She tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, “(My mom) not only created (that role), she produced it. I think it’s best not to touch those things, personally. I also think that, you know, it’s not gonna be the same.
“What I loved about that film was what it stood for women in film, because Private Benjamin was two women, Nancy Meyers and my mom, writing. My mom didn’t write it, Nancy and Chuck (Shyer) did, but (they were) writing a script, producing, which never was done in Hollywood – a female movie star producing her own work. She spearheaded that.
“She went in there and she was like, ‘I’m gonna produce movies for myself’, and she got a reputation for being sometimes a bit more difficult because, how I see it is because she was a female going in there and saying, ‘OK, well I’m gonna take control now’, and there was a lot of people who had a difficult time with that.
“So that movie, to me, represents a lot more than just (a movie)… I just think that one particularly is probably best left (alone).”

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