At 22, Maya Hawke follows in the footsteps of her mother, Uma Thurman … If the young woman attended the prestigious University of Juilliard for a year, she had a tumultuous education! And for good reason, the pretty brunette is dyslexic. As she prepares to release her first album, it was during an interview with NPR that she addressed some of the difficulties she had encountered when she was a child. Speaking of living with a learning disability, Maya Hawke said that although it was “deeply difficult” growing up, dyslexia has become “one of the greatest blessings” of her life in many ways. .
While she attended many schools, Maya Hawke explained transparently: “I was kicked out of school because I couldn’t read when I was a child. I went to a special school for children with learning disabilities. And it took me a long time to learn to read, and I’m still limited. ” The Stranger Things star added, “The wonderful thing about the world today is that there are so many options. There is something about having had a limitation in what about my ability to produce and accept stories that made me even more determined to love them, understand them and grow in them. ” Although school was tough, Maya Hawke praised her parents, actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, for their support over the past few years: “It was deeply difficult, you know, being in the classroom anymore. Slow. With each passing year, you are placed in a lower and lower reading group. And other children are finding out. And they start to laugh at you. But my parents did a great job encouraging me. to be creative. ”
The actress has made her handicap a strength
It was in 2017 that the young actress got her first role in the mini-series The four daughters of Doctor March. In an interview with American magazine Elle, Maya Hawke explained how her dyslexia made her role as Jo even more meaningful: “Jo has been a great inspiration to me in terms of the motivation and passion to pursue my love for her. reading and writing, even when it was difficult. ” Indeed, The Four Daughters of Doctor March was one of the first books she read on her own after being diagnosed with dyslexia.
Celine Dion, Uma Thurman, Maya Hawke and Amber Heard © OLIVIER BORDE