Maya Hawke Says She Was Cast For “Nepotistic Reasons” By Tarantino


Maya Hawke has addressed the “nepo baby” phenomenon head on, saying the rationale she was solid in an enormous movie position was completely for “nepotistic reasons.”

Hawke, the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, was solid by Quentin Tarantino in his 2019 film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Hawke performed Flower Child, one among Charles Manson’s followers, and on the time gave an interview saying she auditioned for the position.

Now she has informed The Times of London she was mocked for saying that, and mirrored: “I never meant to imply that I didn’t get the part for nepotistic reasons — I think I totally did.”

She added that Tarantino intentionally added her to the solid, which additionally included Margaret Qualley (Andie MacDowell’s daughter) and Rumer Willis (daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis), and that he was making an effort to “cast a lot of young Hollywood.” 

Asked whether or not she thought well-known off-spring deserved these sorts of leg-up alternatives, Hawke stated:  

“‘Deserves’ is a sophisticated phrase. There are so many individuals who should have this sort of life who don’t, however I believe I’m comfy with not deserving it and doing it anyway. And I do know that my not doing it wouldn’t assist anybody. I noticed two paths after I was first beginning, and one among them was: change your title, get a nostril job and go to open casting roles.

 “It’s OK to be made fun of when you’re in rarefied air. It’s a lucky place to be. My relationships with my parents are really honest and positive, and that supersedes anything anyone can say about it.”

Hawke has not too long ago labored with each of her mother and father on display. She performed reverse Thurman in The Kill Room, and starred in Wildcat, a biopic about author Flannery O’Connor, directed by Ethan Hawke.


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