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April Issue of ELLE, Maya Hawke Opens Up About Joining the Family Business

In the April issue of ELLE, on newsstands now, Maya Hawke, the daughter of Hollywood luminaries Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, opens up about joining the family business with the literary role of a lifetime.
Maya will play the tenacious, theatrical Jo March in the miniseries adaption of Little Women, premiering May 13 on PBS Masterpiece.
On playing Jo March in Little Women:
“In a lot of ways, I have been preparing for this character my entire life.”
On being diagnosed with dyslexia as a child:
“Jo was a big inspiration to me, as far as having the drive to pursue my love for reading and writing, even when it was challenging.”

Maya Hawke (Photo: Daymion Mardel)

On focusing on her work:
“The world of celebrity that comes with the world of art is not particularly interesting to me.”
This story appears in the April 2018 issue of ELLE on newsstands now.
Maya Hawke-Jacket, Tom Ford. T-shirt, Gap. Trousers, Milly. Earrings, Bowen NYC. Bracelet, Sorellina. Ring, Alexandra Jules. Sandals, Sergio Rossi( Photo: Daymion Mardel)

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