Stranger Things actor Maya Hawke heaped some shade on her father, Ethan Hawke, after he claimed that he and pop star Rihanna once got all flirty in public.
Maya is the daughter of the Black Phone actor and Kill Bill star Uma Thurman. Her parents first met while filming the 1997 film Gattica and got married a year later. They divorced in 2005.
In a recent Variety interview, her multi-award-nominated dad recalled being embarrassed at his viral moment at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game when photographers snapped photos of him sitting in courtside seats next to Rihanna.
“I’ve been caught by the paparazzi openly flirting with Rihanna."
To which Hawke gave him a reality check and clarified:
“Openly trying to.”
Ethan laughed after standing corrected and said:
“Right, trying to flirt. So that’s been a family shame, you’re really touching a nerve.”
Maya then maintained:
“No. It’s family pride!”
“And I’m not embarrassed about it.
“I had moments of insecurity about it while we were shooting the movie."
”But the internet doesn’t have a lot of nuances."
"My dad has been a massive teacher for me, and we want to work together. We like being with each other.”
“If someone wants to criticize us for working together, that’s totally fair."
"You have to let people have their opinion. You just have to try to do a good job when you’re onstage."