When it comes to directors, Kate Hudson’s definitely got her favorites.
At the top of the list? The Reluctant Fundamentalist’s Mira Nair.
Kate attended the TriBeCa Film Festival premiere of her new flick this week, where she sang the praises of the film’s director [pictured below].
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Mira,” the 34-year-old tells In Touch. “I think where I connected with Mira — just objectively as a filmmaker — is that she makes stories about human connection and she makes passionate, seductive, beautifully aesthetic films."
Kate started filming in the late summer of 2011, just two months after giving birth to her second son Bingham — her first child with fiancé Matt Bellamy. Luckily for Kate, Mira was an amazing support system.
“I was breastfeeding and bawling my eyes out. It was a very emotional character,” Kate shared on Good Morning America this week. “But Mira was amazing. To work with a female director at a time like that, I mean, she was rubbing my feet. Only she could get me to do that at that time."
The movie tells the story of Changez (Riz Ahmed), a young Pakistani Princeton graduate who chases his dreams on Wall Street. Kate plays his girlfriend, Erica — and multiple conflicts, including the September 11 attacks, surround the pair. The film also stars Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland.
"This piece and this film in particular was a very brave film for her to take on and I think she did truly a remarkable job. So I’m very proud to have worked with her, ” Kate said. “Even more before working with her, I was a big fan.”
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is set to hit theaters this May.
Check out the trailer below: