Maya Hawke is the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, and an accomplished model, actress, and singer. She gained notoriety for her roles on Netflix series Stranger Things and BBC miniseries Little Women.
She is open about her sexuality and enjoys portraying LGBTQ+ characters on screen, though she remains straight in real life and has only ever dated men.
One of the biggest shocks in season three of Stranger Things is Maya Hawke’s character Robin Buckley coming out as queer. Although she initially appeared as a love interest for Steve (Joe Keery), she eventually revealed her sexuality to him.
Since its debut in 2016, the 80s-themed Netflix show has created a major stir, boasting captivating storylines and iconic characters like Winona Ryder and David Harbour. Now in its fourth season, however, the Duffer Brothers’ retro show has reached an exciting climactic point with an epic battle looming ahead.
Season 4 Volume 2 culminates in an excruciating fight with a monster that tests each central character to their limits. But in the end, their efforts pay off – marking an abrupt change from previous seasons’ formulaic approach of gathering everyone back together for one final showdown.
Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke star in Do Revenge, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s Hitchcockian dark comedy about two teenage girls with revenge fever. The Netflix thriller, set to release in September, blends classic Hitchcock storytelling with the sickly sweet aesthetics of a high school revenge tale.
Do Revenge is an exciting addition to the recently resurgent genre of young adult films. Its cast features many well-known YA stars, and its story draws heavily from contemporary youth culture.
The plot revolves around Drea (Mendes) and Eleanor (Hawke), two girls whose lives have been turned upside down after their nude sext went viral. They come together with a shared desire to “get revenge” on Max (Austin Abrams), Drea’s former flame who allegedly leaked an explicit tape to all students at school.
The film explores timely themes about privilege and status, offering a refreshing take on the high school revenge movie genre. Additionally, there’s an unexpected nod to 90s teen dramedies as well as a neo-noir soundtrack featuring pop-based rap songs from Billie Eilish, MUNA and Caroline Polachek.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Maya Hawke is one of Hollywood’s hottest new stars, thanks to her remarkable performance as Robin Buckley on Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things.
She quickly became a fan favorite due to her quirky personality that combined awkwardness with humor and insightful remarks. Additionally, fans really enjoy her dynamic with Steve – another beloved character.
Despite her fame, she has kept most of her personal life private. Rumors persist that she might be gay.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an epic film that brings back an era of cinema long gone. Director Quentin Tarantino uses his movie to trace back the steps taken during the ’60s, which many consider the end of Hollywood’s golden age due to the Manson family murders.
He accomplishes this through a series of plots that diverge from historical fact. As such, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is not without controversy.
Fear Street Part One: 1994
Netflix’s R-rated Fear Street trilogy launches Friday, July 2nd and today the streaming service released the first five minutes of the film featuring Stranger Things star Maya Hawke.
The opening sequence follows Heather (played by Hawke), as she’s tricked and stalked inside a mall by someone wearing a skull mask. It evokes that iconic moment from Scream when Drew Barrymore’s Casey gets stabbed to death by Ghostface.
Though its opening sequence may not be to everyone’s taste, Fear Street Part One proves it’s willing to take risks in order to challenge dated expectations.
To get all the details on the movie, I spoke with director Leigh Janiak. In this interview, she shares insights into the trilogy’s themes, making each film feel unique, and more! You can watch it below thanks to Netflix for setting up this interview – make sure you subscribe and leave us a comment afterwards!