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Actors Goldie Hawn (L) and Amy Schumer speak onstage at CinemaCon 2017 (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Back with ‘Snatched’

Goldie Hawn explains why she took a 15-year hiatus from movie-making

April 3, 2017

On Mother’s Day, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn will make their debut as a bumbling mother-daughter duo in the raunchy action film Snatched. Schumer has become one of the most sought-after comedians in Hollywood, but the past few years have been relatively quiet for Hawn — at least when it comes to her storied Hollywood career. She hasn’t appeared in a film since 2002, when she starred opposite Susan Sarandon in The Banger Sisters.

Speaking to Yahoo, Hawn, who is 71, implied that her 15-year hiatus was in part caused by a lack of roles for women her age. “Every woman hits a certain age, every woman has to face it, that’s the way it goes, and I really am not a sit-around-and-wait-for-the-phone-to-ring person,” she said. But Hawn also shifted her focus from Hollywood because other, more urgent matters grabbed her attention.

In the wake of 9/11, Hawn said that she felt “really worried about where the world was going.” So she founded The Hawn Foundation and MindUp, which seeks to help children learn and cope with stress through mindfulness practices. This venture, Hawn said, is “the most exciting thing” she has ever done.

So why return to the movie biz? “Amy. Content. Timing,” Hawn said, simply. “And also the exciting aspect of the unknown.”

Read the full story at Yahoo.


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