Maya Hawke Thinks Her Family Is the ‘Boring, Indie Kardashians’

Maya Hawke opened up about her relationship with father Ethan Hawke — and what it was prefer to observe in her well-known household’s footsteps.

“We’re like boring, indie Kardashians,” Maya, 25, joked about her family members in a Selection interview with Ethan, 52, printed on Tuesday, September 5. Maya is the oldest youngster of the Useless Poets Society actor and Uma Thurman, who have been married from 1998 to 2005 and likewise share son Levon, 21.

Maya additionally poked enjoyable at her father’s viral try at flirting with Rihanna in the course of the 2015 NBA All-Star Sport, the place he and Levon have been seated subsequent to the 35-year-old pop star.

“I’ve been caught by the paparazzi brazenly flirting with Rihanna,” Ethan joked. “Brazenly making an attempt to,” Maya clarified.

The daddy-daughter duo saved up with the jokes even whereas discussing the challenges they confronted when filming their new film Wildcat, which is about American novelist Flannery O’Connor.

“Put merely, I’m a nepo dad! And I’m not embarrassed about it,” Ethan quipped, earlier than getting severe: “If somebody needs to criticize us for working collectively, that’s completely truthful. It’s important to let folks have their opinion. You simply should attempt to do a very good job once you’re on stage.”

Nevertheless, Maya had “some moments of insecurity” throughout manufacturing due to it. “The web doesn’t have plenty of nuances. My dad has been a large trainer for me, and we wish to work collectively. We like being with one another.”


Maya Hawke and father Ethan Hawke.
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The actress has beforehand opened up about how her dad and mom’ fame has given her “huge benefits in life” and doesn’t wish to take her privilege without any consideration.

“I really feel like the one technique to deal with the nepotism factor — which positively offers you huge benefits on this life — is [recognizing that] you’ll get probabilities without cost, however the probabilities won’t be infinite,” she defined in an interview with Rolling Stone in September 2022. “So you must preserve working and do a very good job. When you do a foul job, the possibilities will cease. That’s my ethos.”

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Maya rose to fame for her position as Robin Buckley on Stranger Issues in 2016 and has starred in different main productions together with 2017’s Little Ladies, 2022’s Do Revenge and 2023’s Asteroid Metropolis. Though Ethan and Thurman, 53, have been unsure about her launching an performing profession, they’ve now grown extra supportive.

“They have been cautious of the general public life aspect of performing and the difficulties of that. In addition they tried to guard me from falling into performing,” Maya instructed The Guardian in October 2021. “They wished to make sure I had a powerful sufficient spine, my very own ardour for it and work ethic. They didn’t wish to cart me alongside each pink carpet or have me do bit-parts of their films. As soon as I used to be sufficiently old, and it was clear they have been my decisions, they have been very supportive.”