Stranger Things star Maya Hawke wants to be an example to dyslexia sufferers to never give up on their careers as she revealed she was booted out of school for not being able to read.
These days, the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke gets to lap up the limelight as a Hollywood star — and she put on a shimmering show at the 77th Venice Film Festival for new flick Mainstream at the weekend.
But the 22-year-old says, for a while, being unable to read left the stars well out of her reach.
Battling her learning challenges turned out to be ‘one of the great blessings of my life in a lot of ways’, she added.
‘I did get, like, kicked out of school for not being able to read when I was a kid,’ said Hawke. ‘I went to a special school for kids with learning disabilities and it took me a long time to learn how to read… I still am limited.’
But her famous folks always believed in her abilities, she said.
Recalling her classroom struggles, Hawke — who dates Sienna Miller’s 34-year-old ex Tom Sturridge — said: ‘It was deeply difficult, you know, to be in the slow class.
‘Every grade that went by… you get dropped down into a lower and lower reading group and other kids find out.
‘There’s bullying in place but my parents both did a wonderful job of encouraging me to be creative.’ She says she is now the proof in the pudding that dyslexia doesn’t need to hold back other fame hopefuls.
‘The wonderful thing about today’s world is that there are so many options,’ she said.
‘There’s something about having had a limitation in regards to my ability to produce and take in stories that made me even more determined to love them and understand them and grow in them.’
As for dealing with fame, she does admit that having not one but two famous parents gives her an advantage.
‘I think that’s the biggest advantage (I have), that I have information about the pitfalls and the good things,’ she told WSJ magazine.
‘Hopefully, it’ll keep me from making some mistakes that young actors can make.’
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