‘I Want My Hero’s Moment’: Maya Hawke on the End of ‘Stranger Things’ and Her New Album
ROLLING STONE – The actress-singer talks about leveling up and proving herself as the child of celebrities
IF YOU WANT Stranger Things spoilers, don’t ask Maya Hawke. “I’m of no use there,” the 24-year-old confidently says on Zoom, from a house her mom, Uma Thurman, rented in Sag Harbor, New York. “My character doesn’t have a ton of spoil-y story points. I’m comic relief.” Hawke — whose father is Ethan Hawke — plays Robin Buckley, the charming, closeted band geek who fends off monsters with her sidekick Steve Harrington (Joe Keery). But when she’s not saving the town of Hawkins, Hawke is also a musician with a lush new folk album, Moss, out Sept. 23. “All I really want out of a record is permission to make another one,” she says. “I just want people to like it enough.”
You’re releasing this album on the heels of the latest season of Stranger Things. Do you usually work at this quick pace?
You’re talking to someone who was just like [whiny voice], “I need a vacation!” But I have a super-overactive brain. I have an anxious desire to prove myself that will never go away, so I always want to be working harder and doing more than my perceived opponent that doesn’t exist.
Does that desire to prove yourself come from the fact that you’re the daughter of two celebrities?
Maybe that’s part of it. I have no idea who I would be if I was somebody else. I feel like the only way to handle the nepotism thing — which definitely gives you massive advantages in this life — is, you will get chances for free, but the chances will not be infinite; so you have to keep working and do a good job. If you do a bad job, the chances will stop. That’s my ethos.
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From the upcoming album ‘MOSS’ out September 23rd.
Pre-order / Pre-save ‘MOSS’: https://mayahawke.lnk.to/MOSS
Listen / Buy Thérèse: https://mayahawke.lnk.to/Therese
DAZED – Following on from her stellar role as Robin in Stranger Things, Maya Hawke has shared the short video for her single “Thérèse” ahead of the release of her upcoming album Moss later this year.