Hollywood star Ethan Hawke discussed his personal connection to Stranger Things in a recent interview. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the Before Sunrise star revealed that he feels a connection to Stranger Things, and it’s not just because of his daughter Maya Hawke, who plays Robin Buckley on the popular show.
Hawke shared, “A lot of people don’t know this, but when the first upside down world took place, it actually took place on November 6th, 1983 in Hawkins, which was my 13th birthday, which was the year I made Explorers and started acting, so I feel somehow like this was meant to be for Maya, like, it was aligned in the stars.”
Additionally, Ethan Hawke stated that he “loved” Stranger Things and is so proud of his daughter Maya Hawke, whom he describes as being such wonderful to be around, passionate and serious, as well as humorous and playful, since he thinks she “does a great job” as Robin. The 51-year-old actor is most pleased that she is surrounded by her amazing, talented young Stranger Things co-stars. This is similar to Ethan’s experience in Dead Poet’s Society, where he was surrounded by other young people who shared Hawke’s interests and were given the opportunity to tell a tale that had an impact on their generation.
Stranger Things has become one of Netflix’s most popular series, and after Season 5 concludes, creators Matt and Ross Duffer have big ambitions for the franchise. It has been reported that a spin-off show and a stage play are now under development, so fans won’t have to say goodbye to Upside Down.
The first and second seasons of Stranger Things 4 took cinematic extravagance to entirely new heights. For devoted viewers, the nearly 2.5-hour-long season finale was an exhilarating roller-coaster trip as many loose ends were resolved to pave the way for Eleven and her team to experience one final adventure in Stranger Things 5. The Duffer Brothers themselves have announced that the final season 5 episodes won’t be as long as Stranger Things 4 was.