Maya Hawke Has No Guilt Over Her Nepo Baby Status, Claims She Couldn’t Have Made It on Her Own as an Artist

Maya Hawke's Remarks on Nepotism Make Headlines

Maya Hawke Has No Guilt Over Her Nepo Baby Status, Claims She Couldn’t Have Made It on Her Own as an Artist

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  • Maya Hawke makes headlines as she does not have any regrets about her 'nepo-baby' status.
  • Maya Hawke enjoyed her childhood growing up differently from other kids.
  • She discussed how she is totally unbothered by the backlash she received.
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Nepotism in the entertainment industry has always been a contagious and concerning issue that often invites controversies as it subjugates talented individuals who do not possess the same influential connections. Such was the case with Maya Hawke, the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. The 25-year-old actress has appeared in a plethora of popular projects like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Stranger Things, Asteroid City, and many more.

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Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley in Stranger Things
Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley in Stranger Things

However, it looks like the young star is suffering from the repercussions of her statements, which she said in a recent interview that bred resentment and hate among people. Maya Hawke fought the ‘nepo-baby’ status by proving her talent, but she believes that without her parent’s influence, she would not have enjoyed the same success. 

Maya Hawke Believes Nepotism Played a Pivotal Role in Her Success

Born to the renowned and influential actors, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, Maya Hawke has become quite a big name in the movie industry as she has done some big projects on the silver screen as well as the small screen and leads a lavish lifestyle. A major reason for her immense success is her carefully chosen roles and the nepotism that came along with it.

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A still from Stranger Things
A still from Stranger Things

During an exclusive with The Guardian, the Wildcat actress shared that she does not understand the fuss of her nepotism becoming a headline, as she most ardently believes that she has not earned that title despite having some projects with mixed reviews.

“The only thing that bums me out about it is when it becomes the headline,” she says. “But I also know that some day it won’t be. I deal with the pain of having it be the most important thing by believing that I haven’t yet earned it to not be.”

Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke in Mainstream
Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke in Mainstream

However, she does not have an ounce of regret for her ‘nepo-baby’ status as she is “immensely grateful,” to do what she loves and the world she grew up around.

“I think you probably can tell that I love this work and I’m so grateful to be getting to do it. I can believe anything I want to believe about me having found a way to be an artist even if I’d been adopted. But I don’t know – I’m so grateful for the world I grew up around, for the New York City theatre scene I was raised in, getting to go see plays and sit backstage, and to know about great directors and how I wanted to be.”

While Maya Hawke’s comments have angered the masses, she does not seem to care too much about it as her upbringing helps her to ignore the opinion of the masses.

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Maya Hawke’s Upbringing Helps Her in Coping With The Backlash

In the same interview with The Guardian, the Italian Studies actress shared that her upbringing was comparatively different as she was “rooted in poetry, and a constant conversation about what it means to make art.

Maya Hawke performing Bloomed Into Blue live at the Lafayette, London
Maya Hawke performing Bloomed Into Blue live at the Lafayette, London

During the interview, she received a call from her father, Ethan Hawke, who was philosophizing about art and life, where she responded,

“It [was] about responding to when things get positive attention that are not your favourite things you’ve ever done, and your favourite things don’t get that much attention,” she says, “How do you not follow the bad wolf that leads you towards being likable? How do you stay true to yourself?”

It looks like the Sweet Tooth actress has learned the art of life as she is not too bothered about what others think about her, and she will lead life on her own terms.

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Written by Tushar Auddy

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Tushar Auddy, Junior Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.