Exciting casting news for fans of Stranger Things—a new character is about to arrive in Hawkins. Netflix just announced that Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman's daughter, Maya Hawke, has been cast in Stranger Things 3.
According to Variety (opens in new tab), Hawke will play a character called Robin who is "bored with her mundane day job. She seeks excitement in her life and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins."
As fans of the show know only too well, Hawkins is hiding a number of dangerous secrets, and it sounds as though Hawke will waste no time in getting embroiled in the town's mysteries.
Maya Thurman-Hawke is headed to Hawkins as Robin, an "alternative girl". That is her literal character description so get ready for some angst. pic.twitter.com/zbyUteq3kAMarch 2, 2018
Thurman and Hawke's daughter recently starred in the BBC's new adaptation of Little Women.
Of his daughter's move into acting, Hawke told People (opens in new tab),
"She was always an artist, writing poems, singing songs. She didn’t discover acting until junior year of high school. It’s one of the most amazing moments of my life watching her in Little Women. She didn’t do a good job, she did a great job. To see your child thrive, and to see her thrive at a profession that you have a lot of respect for, that I’ve dedicated my life to, I was so proud of her."
On Netflix's Twitter account (opens in new tab), it was revealed that Hawke will be playing "an 'alternative girl.' That is her literal character description so get ready for some angst." Clearly, the new actress is about to breakout in a big way, which is hardly surprising given who her parents are.
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