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Maya Hawke says famous parents 'protected' her from getting into acting

Maya Hawke parents are Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman

By Web Desk
November 02, 2021

Maya Hawke got candid about how her parents were not in favour of her acting despite being famous themselves.

The Stranger Things star, who is the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, spoke to The Guardian about how she sought her parents’ approval of her career choice as they were cautious about it early on.

"They were wary of the public life side of acting and the difficulties of that. They also tried to protect me from falling into acting," she said.

"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."

"Once I was old enough, and it was clear they were my choices, they were very supportive," she said.