Kurt Russell is having a grand time on his press tour for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, which hits limited release on Christmas Day. The potential father to Star-Lord may soon appeal to the younger generation if he chooses to join the Marvel squad, but he very much enjoys talking about his classic films and reliving some old memories.
Russell certainly had fun discussing memories involving his lovely partner, Goldie Hawn. These two have been solid since 1983. They never married, which may have something to do with their longevity in the face of Hollywood. During an interview with The Daily Beast, Russell reveals how he and Hawn hadn’t rewatched their romantic comedy classic, Overboard, since it was released in 1987. However, they recently broke their Overboard-free streak by watching it in the bedroom. Yes, Russell really said this:
“About two months ago, Goldie and I were getting ready to go to bed and, in all honesty, we were sort of having a good time together. We had been away and we hadn’t had much time together. So we put the TV set on for a little background noise and we’re going to snuggle up and have a good time together and, sure enough — boom! — up comes Overboard. I didn’t know whether to quickly go by it or not, and I said, ‘Honey, get in here, you gotta see this.’ So she came to bed and it was on a channel that didn’t have any commercials and we watched all of Overboard and we looked at each other and said, ‘Jesus, no wonder people like this so much!'”
Well, Russell has no reason to make up stories to entertain the press, and his account is bolstered by a Hawn tweet from July. She told the whole of Twitter that she and Kurt “snuggled up” and watched the movie together for the first time since its release. Those crazy kids!
The rest of the interview at The Beast is well worth reading. Russell dives into a frank discussion about what it’s like to handle Tarantino dialogue, and he reveals how difficult it is to hold a libertarian mindset in Hollywood. He seems a lot more comfy talking about politics with the Beast than he did with a confrontational journalist who forced Russell into a gun control discussion. The dude doesn’t mind talking about his views as long as he’s treated respectfully, and Russell deserves all the respect coming his way.
(Via The Daily Beast)