Kate Hudson is having the battle most parents can sympathise with her biggest battle is getting her children to eat their packed lunch.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

The 37-year-old Hollywood actress has Ryder, 12, with her ex-husband Chris Robinson and five-year-old son Bingham with her former fiancé Matt Bellamy.

Kate admits at the moment neither of her two sons wants to eat the healthy food that she sends them to school with and she is faced with a full lunchbox each afternoon, much to her dismay.

In an interview on UK TV show 'Lorraine' to promote her latest film 'Deepwater Horizon', Kate was asked if either of her kids had picked up the acting bug from her and she laughingly answered: "They're very creative but who knows, they're just being kids now. Right now they just need to eat proper lunches, that's all I care about now!

"All that's happening is I come home to a lunchbox that's uneaten and I'm trying to figure that out. What they do for a living, we'll get to that later."

Kate plays the role of Felicia Williams opposite her actor stepdad Kurt Russell in the disaster movie, which is based on the real life oil rig disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

She appears on screen alongside Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'Brien and John Malkovich in the film and admits having a healthy relationship with her dad has made her wise.

Discussing what she has learned from Kurt, Kate - whose mother is actress Goldie Hawn - explained: "I don't know if it's advice as much as it is parenting, as you get older I think it's just talking about your life isn't it? Any parent/child healthy relationship is going to impart wisdom."