Artwork imitating life? Maya Hawke seemingly used her dad and mom, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, as inspiration on her new album, Moss.
The Stranger Issues star, 24, dropped her file on Friday, September 23, as a follow-up to 2020’s Blush. The penultimate monitor on the album, “Driver,” seems to reference her dad and mom’ marriage and divorce within the first verse.
“I think about my mother and pa / Loosely neckin’ behind a taxi cab / I’d give all the things I’ll ever should see them blissful / Kissin’ identical to that,” she sings. “And oh, I can watch it within the films / I don’t wanna see it that crafted and clear / Wanna be the pervert driver / Gazin’ at them by way of a tilted mirror.”
Because the music continues, Maya hints at how rising up with dad and mom who weren’t collectively has impacted her personal relationships. “Now I’ll inform you a secret / A secret that everybody already is aware of / You remind me of my father / Your angle, your matted garments,” she sings. “Thinkin’ of you makes me blissful / Glad that my father, he bought free / That though it harm me / He will be whoever the hell he desires to be.”
The Texas native, 51, met Thurman, 52, on the set of 1997’s Gattaca. The pair tied the knot in Could 1998, and Maya was born two months later. Ethan and the Kill Invoice actress went on to welcome son Levon in 2002 earlier than calling it quits the next yr. Their divorce was finalized in 2005.
Regardless of being the daughter of Hollywood royalty, the Little Girls star has been candid about her dad and mom initially not wanting her to observe of their footsteps. “They had been cautious of the general public life aspect of appearing and the difficulties of that. In addition they tried to guard me from falling into appearing,” Maya advised The Guardian in October 2021. “They wished to make sure I had a robust sufficient spine, my very own ardour for it and work ethic. They didn’t need to cart me alongside each pink carpet or have me do bit-parts of their films.”
She defined: “As soon as I used to be sufficiently old, and it was clear they had been my selections, they had been very supportive.”
Earlier this month, the New York native acknowledged in an interview with Rolling Stone that she has “huge benefits in life” because of her mother and pa’s fame. Though Maya confessed she has “no concept” how her life would’ve been if her dad and mom weren’t film stars, she additionally doesn’t need to take her privilege with no consideration.
“I really feel like the one strategy to deal with the nepotism factor — which positively provides you huge benefits on this life — is [recognizing that] you’ll get probabilities without spending a dime, however the probabilities is not going to be infinite,” she advised the journal. “So you need to maintain working and do an excellent job. If you happen to do a nasty job, the probabilities will cease. That’s my ethos.”
Maya’s star is rising because of her function as Robin Buckley on Strangers Issues and her current Netflix hit Do Revenge — and her dad couldn’t be extra proud. “I cherished the present,” the Boyhood actor advised Leisure Tonight in July. “I’m so happy with her, ’trigger I believe she does an awesome job, however I’m most blissful for her that she’s surrounded by these different superb, proficient younger folks. … Stranger Issues is a defining inventive power for this technology, and so I’m so happy with Maya and I’m so blissful for her, and I do know it’s just the start.”
Following his break up from Thurman, Ethan wed Ryan Shawhughes in 2008. The Columbia College grad briefly labored as a nanny for the Broadway star and the Harmful Liaisons actress, however Ethan denied the previous couple’s break up was “remotely related to Ryan” in a 2009 interview. The pair share two daughters.
The Pulp Fiction star, for her half, was beforehand married to Gary Oldman from 1990 to 1992. She bought engaged to financier Arpad Busson in 2008, calling off their relationship in late 2009. They reconciled quickly after however break up for good in 2014.