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Oliver Hudson Says Kurt Russell Wasn’t Happy When He Was Arrested at 16

Oliver Hudson Says Kurt Russell Wasn’t Happy When He Was Arrested at 16

Oliver Hudson reveals that police officers were fighting over who was going to call Kurt Russell when he was arrested as a teen.

Oliver Hudson reveals in an interview that he got in trouble with the law when he was arrested as a teen. Upon learning the identity of his famous father, police officers were fighting over who got to call his dad regarding the incident, reports PEOPLE. He appeared on Live with Kelly Ryan this Wednesday, and said, "I did get arrested when I was 16 years old. It was a crazy story 'cause they had to call the parents, and they said, 'What's your dad's name?' and I said, 'Oh my God. Kurt Russell." Hudson said that at first, the officers didn't believe him, "They're like, 'No, kid, what's your dad's name?' And I said, 'It's Kurt Russell.' "


The Dawson's Creek actor revealed, "They started fighting over who was gonna make the phone call. It was crazy." After hearing about this incident, the hosts wanted to know how Russell reacted to his son being arrested, per Hello Magazine. Kelly Ripa asked, "When Kurt gets that phone call, is he upset or is he understanding? Is he the Kurt I fantasize that he is?" Hudson revealed that he was just playing with paintball guns with his friends when they accidentally shot some adults. He says, "We were doing dumb things, as kids do. He understood what it was like for him when he was the age; he did stupid stuff as well. But he was not a happy dad, let's just say that."


Hudson has also previously talked about this incident in Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2018. He revealed the punishment Russell gave him for his arrest. Hudson was asked to shoot his own car with his paintball gun by his father who hoped that will teach him a good lesson. Hudson told Kimmel, "My punishment was to shoot up my Honda Prelude with blue leather interior. I had to shoot up my car, dent it up, and drive that for the rest of my existence." He adds, "His philosophy is, I know what I did was wrong, right? So why ground me?" He jokes that he drove that car for a long time until he got a new one, "So at the 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."

Hudson is the biological son of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson. However, he is closer and has a great relationship with his mother's long-time partner, Kurt Russell. Hawn started dating Rusell when Hudson was only 6 years old. Russell has always considered Hudson and his sister, Kate Hudson like his own children. 

References:

https://people.com/movies/oliver-hudson-recalls-kurt-russell-reaction-when-arrested-as-teen-not-happy/

https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/20220105130164/goldie-hawn-son-oliver-hudson-shares-surprising-arrest-story-police/

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