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Goldie Hawn on Hillary Clinton and not being married to Kurt Russell for 33 years

Goldie Hawn's prediction for next US president
Goldie Hawn's prediction for next US president

Hollywood star Goldie Hawn has underlined her belief that Hillary Clinton would be best-equipped to be the next president of the United States.

Speaking to CNBC, she said she loved the idea that there was a woman in the running for the White House, but iterated that she wouldn't vote for someone solely because they were a women.

"I am voting for Hillary (Clinton) because I think that she is most equipped to be able to deal with this world. Reactivity right now, emotional reactivity right now, is very dangerous and it's one of the things that we have seen over and over again where we have made terrible mistakes because we haven't taken that breath," she said.

"We haven't given our brain the ability to actually analyze something clearly and appropriately before we speak and before we take action."

She added that she wanted a "stable, unflappable, knowledgeable person" and had decided to back Clinton for the presidency. When asked about Donald Trump, she said that people have "every right" to make that decision to vote for the Republican presidential candidate.

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Hawn was in London this week to raise awareness and money for her eponymous foundation, and in a wide-ranging interview she also spoke candidly about her long-term partner Kurt Russell.

She has been with the fellow movie star for 33 years and told CNBC that she often has to field questions about their relationship and their decision to never get married.

"It's fine not being married," she said.

She said the secret to their partnership was giving each other space and trying to respect each other's opinion.

"Listening is huge, learn to listen. And it's hard, relationships are not easy, most of them don't last. I mean when you look at what's really going on. So every day is a choice and sense of freedom is important," she said.