Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn's tributes to Garry Marshall will bring you to tears
Garry Marshall was family to some of the most popular celebrities.
The director, who brought the world beloved rom-com movies like "Pretty Woman," "Overboard," "The Princess Diaries," "Valentine's Day," 'Runaway Bride," and more, passed away on Thursday at the age of 81.
Dozens of A-list stars have paid tribute to the late director, writer and actor, but Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson's post might be one of the most heartwarming of all and illustrates just exactly the type of person Marshall was.
Goldie Hawn, who worked with Marshall on "Overboard" with her partner Kurt Russell, opened up about how Marshall was a part of their family.
"Our beloved Garry Marshall has passed today. Our family will miss him so much. His humor, his humanity, and his love. Thank you for Overboard. Thank you for being such a special human. Rest in peace, dear one," she wrote.
Her daughter, Kate Hudson, wrote a more lengthy post about how she grew up with Garry. Kate was just a kid when her parents were filming "Overboard" and she recalled the time Garry let her yell "Action!" in order to put a scene in motion.
Years later on the set of "Mother's Day," which was Marshall's last film, Hudson recalled how Garry let her own son, Ryder, yell action as she was about to do a scene.
"I was behind a wall about to do a scene waiting for the very words that every working actor is quite used to, "and....ACTION!" Much to my pleasant surprise the voice booming from behind the wall was my son, Ryder. I couldn't help but smile and after we finished the scene both Garry and I shared a moment. We knew in an instant that so many things come full circle. That once upon a time that was me on his lap yelling ACTION for my mother and pa on Overboard in 1987. That in Garry's words in that moment, "The circle of life is an amazing thing isn't it..." In that moment he was more then my director, he was family."