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Kate Hudson and Lucy Liu On "Kung Fu Panda 3"
BY DONNA FREYDKIN

Ladies, need a little help with your eyeliner? Assistance with your lip gloss? Just text Kate Hudson.

If her career ended today, "I'd be a makeup artist. I do all my girlfriends' makeup. I love doing makeup," says Hudson.

Little chance of that happening, given that Hudson shimmies her way into "Kung Fu Panda 3," opening Friday. The third installment of the series has Po (Jack Black) reuniting with his dad (Bryan Cranston) while also battling an evil warrior (J.K. Simmons). Lucy Liu returns as Viper, the group's wise, maternal voice. And Hudson is a champion ribbon dancer.

"I'm a new panda. She's so funny. She's the self-proclaimed best ribbon dancer in all of China," says Hudson.

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Hudson has two sons, Ryder and Bing, which means she's got major cool-mom points for joining the "Kung Fu Panda" series. "I'm in with the sixth graders. And Bing, I think it's the first time he's realized what I do -- but I'm a panda," she says.

Liu, meanwhile, has a new baby, Rockwell, so she's still dealing with the logistics of raising a baby while retaining her own sense of self.

"I'm still painting and it's going really great. There's a lot going on. You can't stop creating and living your life. I go out to dinners and go to the theater. I go to Trader Joe's all the time. I love that place," she says.

She also plays Sherlock Holmes' partner, a former surgeon, on CBS' "Elementary," a series well-suited to her lifestyle. It means Rockwell can come to work with her, and she's home for dinner.

"I needed to slow down and have less traveling, essentially," she says. "Our career is not stable at all. When he was six days old, he was already on set."

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OnlyOnAOL: Kate Hudson and Lucy Liu martial their talents
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Kate Hudson attends the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery on July 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Actress Kate Hudson attends God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studio on October 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Kate Hudson attends the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Actress Kate Hudson and fashion designer Michael Kors attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Actress Kate Hudson poses backstage at the Michael Kors fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Spring Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn attend the Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 25, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Kate Hudson attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the Michael Kors Miranda Eyewear Collection launch party at Michael Kors on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Actress Kate Hudson and designer Michael Kors pose backstage at the Michael Kors fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Spring Studios on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 18: Kate Hudson arrives at the The PEOPLE Magazine Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Host committee member Kate Hudson attends Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkles Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
Kate Hudson attends the premiere of "Wish I Was Here" on Monday, July 14, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Actress Kate Hudson attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Kate Hudson arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kelly Sawyer Patricof, co-founder of Baby2Baby, left, and Kate Hudson attend the Third annual Baby2Baby Gala honoring Kate Hudson at The Book Bindery on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Baby2Baby/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Kate Hudson seen at LAX on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 18: Kate Hudson out in Manhattan on February 18, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Actress Kate Hudson attends the New York premiere of 'The Hateful Eight' on December 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
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