Fashion’s rising star.
Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke’s teenage daughter Maya has just scored her first big fashion role. The 18-year-old has launched her modeling career as the face of British brand All Saints.
For the Spring/Summer 2017 campaign, Maya stars in a series of images as well as a short film titled Far From Here.
The fashion brand captured Maya running through the idyllic countryside in her hometown of Woodstock, New York, with the aim, it said in a press release, of creating “an uplifting alternative to fashion week.” She made a good first impression on set, too.
“Anyone who spends any time with Maya will tell you that she’s smart, cool and possesses an infectious enthusiasm for new ideas, the creative process, and life in general,” All Saints’ creative director Wil Beedle explained.
“And as the title suggests, making this film with Maya is a conscious decision to escape from the city and New York’s increasingly overcrowded fashion week. Taking a trip up to Woodstock with Maya to capture the collection in the environment that inspired it–and then share it a week later with the world–felt more appropriate, more free, more now.”
Maya, who recently started her freshman year at the Juilliard School in New York City, was clearly comfortable in front of the camera. However, her father Ethan has revealed there was another motive behind her decision to start modeling.
“She did that modeling gig so that she didn’t have to ask me for spending money,” Hawke told E! News at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“She’s studying to be an actress and so I think she does look beautiful [in the All Saints video], but what I’m really most proud of is how beautiful she is inside, because she truly is,” Hawke added.
Whether she’s modeling or acting, this could be the start of a promising career for Maya Thurman-Hawke.