Oliver Hudson recalls how Kurt Russell made him destroy his own car as a teenager
Kurt Russell is both a skilled actor and an inventive father!
Oliver and Kate Hudson consider the 67-year-old actor their dad after decades of him being in a relationship with their mother, Goldie Hawn, and on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Oliver shared a story about when Russell enlisted a strict yet clever punishment on him when he was just 16.
It happened after he and his friends were attacked by another group of kids while they had their fully loaded paintball guns on them. “We go after the kids, but we ended up firing at a bunch of adults, who then called the cops, who then came up on us, guns drawn, assault with deadly weapons, full-on raid,” the Splitting Up Together recalled.
Things got even more interesting when Oliver and his friends were brought down to the station.
“We were all sitting there and they go through and they say, ‘We’ve got to call your parents,’ and they get to me and say, ‘What’s your dad’s name?’” the 42-year-old actor remembered. After he told them who his dad was, “they start fighting over who is going to make the call.”
Russell came down to the station to collect Oliver and landed on a rather unusual punishment. “My punishment was to shoot up my Honda Prelude with blue leather interior,” he told Kimmel. “I had to shoot up my car, dent it up, and drive that for the rest of my existence.”
The late-night host questioned that punishment, and Oliver tried to explain, saying, “His philosophy is — I know what I did was wrong, right? So why ground me? So at point-blank range you’re going to destroy your car and you’re going to have to drive it for the rest of however long you own this car.”
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 19: Actor Kurt Russell and actress Goldie Hawn attend the premiere of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ at Dolby Theatre on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 25: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are seen on November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MAY 06: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn attend Annual Goldie’s Love In For Kids hosted by Goldie Hawn at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on May 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Actors Goldie Hawn (L) and Kurt Russell attend the Remembering Pavarotti Benefit Concert and Gala featuring Andrea Bocelli and Renee Fleming at The Music Center on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA – MAY 02: Actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell attend the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA Kaleidoscope Ball at 3LABS on May 2, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER 21: Hosts Kurt Russell (L) and Goldie Hawn attend Goldie Hawn’s inaugural ‘Love In For Kids’ benefiting the Hawn Foundation’s MindUp program transforming children’s lives for greater success at Ron Burkleï¿½s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
CULVER CITY, CA – NOVEMBER 08: Actor Kurt Russell and actress Goldie Hawn attend the 2014 Baby2Baby gala at The Book Bindery on November 8, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
372885 01: UNDATED FILE PHOTO: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. (Photo by Diane Freed)
380460 03: (USA ONLY) Actors Goldie Hawn and her partner Kurt Russell attend the Womens Sports Foundation Annual Gala October 16, 2000 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. (Photo by Newsmakers)
09/21. Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn arrive at Tom Cruise Ball
LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 2: Actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell arrive at the premiere of Disneys’ ‘Miracle’ at the El Capitan Theatre February 2, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 12: Actress Goldie Hawn and actor Kurt Russell attend the amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on December 12, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 25: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell attend the DuJour X The Hawn Foundation Celebration at Espace on September 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 22: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell pose backstage at ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theater on September 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 11: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn sighting on November 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
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Oliver also opened up about his famous family and their annual Halloween party, which has been cancelled for an important reason.
“They’re at my sister’s house. Really, really amazing parties, although this year there’s no party. She had a baby,” he said of the 39-year-old actress’ third child. “The baby ruined everything. I said to Kate, ‘You know what, who cares? There’s a baby, let’s still have a fun party. The baby will sleep. She’s only a few weeks old. She won’t know anything. We’ll just get wildly drunk and no one will know the difference.’”
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