Ethan Hawke Weighs In on Teenage Daughter's Modeling Debut

Maya Hawke is one of two children the actor has with his ex-wife Uma Thurman

By Marc Malkin Sep 10, 2016 5:28 PMTags
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Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman's daughter Maya has a very good reason why she's gone into modeling.

The 18-year-old beauty recently made her debut in a video for British clothing line AllSaints.

"She did that modeling gig so that she didn't have to ask me for spending money," Hawke, 45, told me with a laugh while promoting his new action western The Magnificent Seven (in theaters Sept. 23) at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The artsy video features Maya running through fields and swimming in a country lake.

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Maya recently started her freshman year at the Juilliard School, the prestigious performing arts college in New York City. "She's studying to be an actress and so I think she does look beautiful [in the AllSaints video], but what I'm really most proud of is how beautiful she is inside, because she truly is," Hawke gushed.

The Before Sunset actor insisted that he's not nervous "at all" about Maya following in her parents' footsteps. "She's got her head on straight," Hawke said, adding that she often visits him at work. "She loved watching all these different actors on set and she's so passionate about the arts."

Maya recently told Vanity Fair, "The truth is, I have made very few public appearances, and when I have, my parents have been very careful to allow me to have my own experience. The first ‘advice' I've gotten that comes to mind and probably some of the best has been not to worry about it too much and to smile if that will make you happy."