The 70-year-old actress is making her highly-anticipated return to the big screen in her first movie since The Banger Sisters in 2002, with a collaboration with comedian Amy.

"She's amazing," Goldie told reporters on Thursday (24Mar16). "I just can't think of a better movie than doing this with Amy."

Hinting at the subject matter of the movie, she joked, "We're going to hit the balls back and forth. Two women lost in the jungle. It's going to be so much fun! I love her very much."

The actress was at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's The Champions of Our Planet's Future Gala in Los Angeles, and revealed that she was keen to get back to movie-making after working on her charity, the The Hawn Foundation for the last 13 years.

The charity provides social and emotion programs for children to reduce stress and aggressive behaviour, and focus on improving their academic performance,

"(Working on my foundation is) the greatest thing I've ever done, ever. It got to a point where I thought, gee, you know, it would be kind of fun to make people laugh again! I’ll tell you, running a foundation is like running a business, it’s very tough. That’s going really well now. So I thought it would be really fun to do (this movie with) Amy Schumer, to play her mom.

"We're getting ready to play a really, really funny movie together," Goldie added. "I'm extremely excited about it. It’s going to be a blast!"

The film will be directed by Jonathan Levine, who helmed the Joseph Gordon-Levitt comedy drama 50/50.

The actress is no stranger to comedy, having starred in multiple box-office hits including First Wives Club, Housesitter and Overboard, in which she starred opposite her longtime partner Kurt Russell.

Goldie has no regrets over her decades-long movie career, and said she became an actress because it made her happy.

"I didn’t ever look back on my career – I was doing something that just filled my heart," she said.