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Kurt Russell would love Kate Hudson to have a daughter.

The actress’s pregnancy with British rocker boyfriend Matt Bellamy was revealed by friends last week and now Kurt – the longtime partner of her mother Goldie Hawn – has spoken out.

‘It’s fun having babies once again,’ says Kurt, 59. ‘And it’s fun to watch them grow. It’s fun to see what they’re grasping.’

‘I think secretly we’re all hoping for a girl.’

Kate, 31, is already mum to Ryder, 7, with ex-husband Chris Robinson.

She has been dating Matt, 32 for about nine months and introduced him Goldie last July.

‘I’m going to meet her but I don’t want to say too much about it,’ said Matt at the time.

‘I’m already nervous. I don’t want to make the whole experience even more embarrassing.’

Frontman of band Muse, Matt definitely gets Kurt‘s seal of approval.

‘We understand what Katie sees in the guy,’ he tells People. ‘He’s a great guy.’

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