Rising star Maya Thurman-Hawke, 19, bears a striking resemblance to famous mother Uma Thurman as she makes her acting debut on the set of BBC drama Little Women
2017-Aug-10 | By News Admin

She has large footsteps to fill, but Maya Thurman-Hawke proved the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as she made her acting debut on Monday afternoon.

The daughter of Hollywood veterans Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke sported a semi-sheer nightgown while filming BBC drama Little Women in County Wicklow.

Despite chilly temperatures, Maya, 19, threw herself into her role as she waded out of the picturesque Irish region’s Brittas Bay during one particularly dramatic scene.

Bearing a striking a resemblance to her famous mother – whose film credits include Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and The Avengers – the teenager waded back onto dry land as cameras rolled on the exterior set.

Maya plays 'willful and adventurous' Jo in the forthcoming drama, a three-part adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott. 

The actress will feature alongside a star-studded cast that includes BAFTA winner Emily Watson and screen legends Sir Michael Gambon and Dame Angela Lansbury.


Fledgling actress Maya, who has largely stayed out of the limelight with the exception of a few red carpet appearances, is starting to make waves both in the acting and fashion worlds, becoming the face of British fashion giant AllSaints' SS17 collection last year and securing a number of high profile acting roles.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, she reflected on her low key introduction to the industry.

'The truth is, I have made very few public appearances, and when I have, my parents have been very careful to allow me to have my own experience,' she explained. 

'The first "advice" I've gotten that comes to mind and probably some of the best has been not to worry about it too much and to smile if that will make you happy.'

Maya is Uma Thurman's oldest child with second husband Ethan Hawke, who she met on the set of 1997 film Gattaca. 

The couple separated in 2003 and divorced two years later. 

Sources : Dailymail