Maya Hawke’s portrayal of Robin Buckley, the quirky Hawkins teen who befriends Steve Harrington within the third season of “Stranger Things,” shortly made her a fan favourite. Because it seems, Maya’s foray into the Upside Down wasn’t her intro to Hollywood, although; she’s been round crimson carpet royalty her total life. The 25-year-old actor is the kid of two main stars, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.
Thurman is finest identified for her roles as Mia in “Pulp Fiction” and The Bride in “Kill Bill: Volume 1” and “Kill Bill: Volume 2.” Ethan is understood for taking part in Jesse within the Earlier than trilogy and starred within the June 2022 horror movie “The Black Phone.” The pair met on the set of “Gattaca” in 1996 and married in 1998. They’d two kids, Maya and Levon Hawke, earlier than separating in 2003 and divorcing in 2005. Ethan later married Ryan Shawhughes, and the pair went on to have two daughters, Clementine Jane Hawke and Indiana Hawke. Thurman has one different baby, daughter Luna, with ex-fiancé Arpad Busson.
Maya is well-aware of the truth that she comes from a particularly well-known household. In a Sept. 5 interview with Selection that additionally featured her father, she described her household as “the boring, indie Kardashians” — which might most likely be extra correct if her dad and mom have been indie darlings, not Hollywood superstars. Afterward, Ethan acknowledged the actual fact he is a part of a rising dynasty. “Put simply, I’m a nepo dad!” he mentioned. “And I’m not embarrassed about it.”
Within the interview, the pair have been selling their biopic “Wildcat,” which stars Maya as the author Flannery O’Connor. Ethan directed the film and wrote the script together with Shelby Gaines, although within the interview, he confirmed that the film was all his daughter’s thought. As for why she requested her dad to make the film alongside her, Maya mentioned, “I don’t know anyone else that interested in art, faith and America.”
Nonetheless, it appears like her nepo child standing typically nervous her whereas they have been making the movie. “I had moments of insecurity about it while we were shooting the movie,” she mentioned. “But the internet doesn’t have a lot of nuances. My dad has been a massive teacher for me, and we want to work together. We like being with each other.” Later, Ethan mentioned that whereas some folks discouraged him from engaged on the film along with his daughter, he noticed no cause to be. “I started thinking, ‘What am I not seeing? What am I missing?'” he mentioned. “But this is our safe place . . .”
Although her dad and mom appear absolutely invested in her profession now, apparently Maya’s they dad and mom initially discouraged her from pursuing performing. “They were wary of the public life side of acting and the difficulties of that,” she informed The Guardian in 2021. “They also tried to protect me from falling into acting. They wanted to ensure I had a strong enough backbone, my own passion for it and work ethic. They didn’t want to cart me along every red carpet or have me do bit-parts in their movies.”
Nonetheless, her dad knew she’d been bitten by the performing bug from a younger age. Within the Selection interview, he revealed that his daughter’s future grew to become clear to him occurred throughout a costume rehearsal of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” which he’d introduced Maya to as a result of she did not have a babysitter. When she needed to remain and watch the three-hour present another time after the primary run-through, Hawke knew. “Maya was like, ‘Can I please watch it again?'” Ethan mentioned. “It’s a three-hour play. It’s Shakespeare. I went, ‘Wow. It’s on.’ If you want to watch a Shakespeare play dress rehearsal two times in a row when you are 12 . . .”
Pointless right now, his prediction was right. Maya went on to star as Jo March within the 2017 BBC adaption of “Little Women.” In 2019, she performed Manson member of the family Linda Kasabian in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and tat identical 12 months, she made her debut in “Stranger Things.” No matter their preliminary reservations, dad and mom Ethan and Thurman have since supported their daughter’s performing endeavors. “Ladies & Gentleman, get to know MAYA HAWKE. She’s the real thing,” Ethan wrote in 2019 in an Instagram put up about his daughter’s “Stranger Things” debut.
In the meantime, Thurman sang her daughter’s praises in an Entry Hollywood interview in February 2021. “She’s, in the end, such a brilliant actress. Obviously, there’s nothing else that she would have ever done,” she mentioned. “Her talent was so big. It’s what she had to do.”
Maya talked about her mom on her June 28, 2022 episode of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” the place she informed the host that Thurman’s abortion made it doable for her to exist. “My mom wrote this really beautiful essay about her abortion that she got when she was really young and about how if she hadn’t had it, she wouldn’t have become the person that she had become, and I wouldn’t exist,” Maya mentioned. “Both of my parents’ lives would have been derailed if she hadn’t have had access to safe and legal healthcare — fundamental healthcare.” Thurman revealed an essay concerning the abortion she had as a young person within the Washington Publish in September 2021.
Throughout an Aug. 11 look on “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” Maya spoke about how a lot she loves performing alongside her dad and mom, as she’s set to star in numerous future initiatives with each of them. “My dad brought me in to play his daughter, Annie Brown, on this TV show he did called ‘The Good Lord Bird’ . . . this past year, my mom had me come in and play a two-scene part in this movie that she’s doing where we got to yell at each other,” Maya mentioned. “It was really, really fun. I love working with both of them. They’re really awesome, and they’re just amazing at their job.”
Whereas Maya could also be tremendous near her dad and mom right now, that does not imply they have not had their ups and downs like some other household. Throughout a June 20 look on “Watch What Happens Live,” Maya admitted to host Andy Cohen that she as soon as lied to Ethan about one thing main. “I lied about where [I was going],” Maya mentioned. Contemplating the place she was actually going, it is comprehensible why she lied. “I said that I was going to therapy, and I really went to lose my virginity,” she mentioned.
When Ethan pressed her to inform him the place she was, Maya had a retort that is really one for the books. “I said, ‘How am I supposed to have secrets if I’m not allowed to tell lies?'” Maya recounted. One thing tells us that line will not work on most dad and mom.
Forward, take a look at images of the star and her movie star dad and mom.