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Maya Covers Cultured Magazine

Maya Covers Cultured Magazine

Maya is the cover star of Cultured magazine’s summer Performance Review issue! For the article, Maya chatted with Stranger Things co-star Sadie Sink.

Stranger Things‘s Maya Hawke Finds Her Voice

CULTURED – While we were all anxiously awaiting the release of the fourth season of Netflix’s bingeable classic Stranger Things during its pandemic-length hiatus, recent Julliard School dropout Maya Hawke—who also happens to be one of the show’s most beloved leading women, not to mention Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke’s daughter—got up to something a little different: she recorded her second album, out this September, with 13 new tracks that take equal inspiration from the poetry of John Donne, an ancient Egyptian sculpture of a blue hippopotamus in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the “ridiculousness of male actors” everywhere. Here, she catches up with fellow costar Sadie Sink, to discuss her irreverent character’s emotional arc, her own creative process, defensive mechanisms, and portraying multi-dimensional women on screen.

Cultured Magazine: How are you both feeling about the release of Stranger Things?

Maya Hawke: What I’m most excited for the audience to see is Sadie’s performance. It’s what this show has been missing, in my opinion, it’s the emotional core. To see the trauma and the events that have happened to all of these kids through all these seasons, really start to register with them emotionally. Sadie does such a beautiful job of being the heart of the show and taking all those feelings in.

Sadie Sink: They’re good writers.

MH: We’re lucky.

SS: Very, very lucky. I’m excited for Joe Quinn.

MH: Me too. The cast members are piling on but when you watch it, each person makes sense. You were exactly what the show needed in season three and continue to be the breath of fresh air.

SS: Big casts can get a bad rap for too many storylines but life has a lot of storylines. It has that realistic feeling of new people being introduced. Your world gets bigger as you get older, and it’s aging with its kids that way.
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“Stranger Things” Cast and Creators on Season 4

‘Stranger Things’ cast and creators on the “massive” new season

NMEIt’s roughly two weeks before the release of Stranger Things season four and the cast are chatting to NME via video call, swapping stories for our entertainment. They’re currently picking their fave lines from the new episodes.

“Mine’s: ‘That’s a lot of Ricks’,” says Maya Hawke, who plays ice cream-slinging teen Robin in the hit show. “Great line,” agree co-stars Joe Keery and Natalia Dyer, grinning as they remember the scene.

None of them can, of course, reveal anything more about this multitude of Ricks (spoilers!) – but that just adds to the intrigue. Stranger Things is perhaps the biggest show on TV – and its return the most highly anticipated this year.

n Stranger Things season four, each character has been pushed forward – by the terrifying things they’ve experienced so far, and also just because they’re older and wiser (in most cases).

Hawke points to Robin being a bit braver now. “She used her wicked intelligence to help fight the Russians last season and I think you’ll see her learn a lot about what’s going on in the world of Hawkins,” she says,” and use her brilliant mind to tackle those things as well.”

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Maya for Interview Magazine

Maya for Interview Magazine

Maya Hawke Tells Margaret Qualley Why She’s Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

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
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Maya for C Magazine

Maya for C Magazine

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.

Daydreaming With Maya Hawke and Gia Coppola

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.
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Maya for Glamour Magazine

Maya Hawke Is the Internet’s New It Girl—She Just Doesn’t Care

The Stranger Things actor has officially snatched the elusive “breakout star” label—but what does that really mean?

GLAMOUR – To quote Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a TV series in possession of 40 million viewers and a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes must be in want of a Breakout Star. And for Stranger Things‘ season three, that chosen one is Maya Hawke. As Robin, the witty Scoops Ahoy coworker of Steve (Joe Keery) and the first openly queer character of the series, Hawke stands out—not an easy feat in a cast that includes David Harbour (who plays Jim Hopper), Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven).

Another truth: The internet couldn’t have picked a better queen. Hawke, the 21-year-old daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, has the kind of coolness only someone who grew up in Manhattan with celebrity parents could embody. While that might manifest as intimidating or cold in others, Hawke is surprisingly approachable and energetic. And for her, being labeled the latest It girl or a breakout star is not an achievement worth putting stock into—which, of course, only makes her cooler.

“I really haven’t been paying attention to the headlines,” she tells me on the set of her Glamour shoot. “I was so scared of the fact that Stranger Things has such a wide audience that I’ve tried to duck out of paying attention to people’s reactions. The chance of people hating me in that show was just as high as people liking me in it, so I just thought I didn’t need to receive the ego boost or the ego destruction.”
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