Kate Hudson warns autograph hunters to back off when they see their favourite celebrity spending time with their family, as over-zealous admirers often rob children of valuable time with their superstar parents.

The 26-year-old actress's mother Goldie Hawn and father figure KURT RUSSELL always prized family time, and refused the attentions of fans whenever the kids were around.

She says,"One thing I don't think most people grasp is that when you ask stars who are with their children for autographs, you're taking time away from those kids.

"My parents always said, 'Not now, I'm with my kids.' That really helped me realise that we came first."

24/07/2005 09:00