INTERVIEW – It’s fitting that Maya Hawke’s first acting gig was the role of Jo March in the 2017 BBC adaption of Little Women. Like Jo, she’s bold, ambitious, and never at a lack for words, even as she insists that inside, she has “this little, tiny, weak, vulnerable lizard that I protect with my little lion’s shell.” It’s that side of her that the 22-year-old Stranger Things actor—and daughter of ’90s Hollywood heartthrobs Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke—had a chance to flex in her latest film, Mainstream, directed by Gia Coppola, another talent with cinema in her DNA. Alongside young actors (Andrew Garfield, Alexa Demie, Nat Wolff, Charles Melton) and YouTubers (Jake Paul, Juanpa Zurita) alike, Hawke shines in a social media satire that paints a dark portrait of the internet’s cult of personality. Below, she chats with Margaret Qualley, her friend and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood co-star, about working with women, taking up space, and modeling as a “bundle of limbs.” —SARAH NECHAMKIN
Maya is the cover star of C California Style (Summer 2021)! Maya is joined by director Gia Coppola and they discuss their new film, Mainstream. Check out the photoshoot and article below.
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SOURCE: C MAGAZINE – Having collaborated on a new film about the perils of YouTube-style stardom, the pair discuss awkward childhoods, mindless algorithms and the misrepresentation of millennials
Our selves and our followings, intimacy and fame, addiction and ego: all the cravings and perils of our digital age are placed center screen in Mainstream, Gia Coppola’s pop-art retelling of Elia Kazan’s 1957 A Face in the Crowd for the YouTube and influencer generation. In the lead sneakers is Andrew Garfield in an unhinged, Jim Carrey-topping turn as Link, an increasingly maniacal YouTube satirist, in a virtual world that merges with a neon-lit Los Angeles — a place where cravings are supercharged into obsessions. But the city is brewing a new infatuation with Garfield’s co-star: husky-voiced 22-year-old Maya Hawke, who plays Frankie, an introspective bartender and frustrated video artist. Her languid blue eyes alone express Frankie’s volcanic longing for self-expression and the magical sensations, at least, of love.
Opening in theaters and VOD May 7
A young woman (Maya Hawke) thinks she’s found a path to internet stardom when she starts making YouTube videos with a charismatic stranger (Andrew Garfield) – until the dark side of viral celebrity threatens to ruin them both.
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Hi, Maya fans! I apologize for the lack of updates this year. The gallery has been updated with Maya’s photoshoots, photos from films, and more!
On Sunday, Maya attended the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (January 19).
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