Ethan Hawke has spoken out about filming his own daughter in graphic sex scenes in upcomig film Wildcat.
The biopic, starring the Stranger Things actress, and Hawke’s daughter Maya, tells the story of the late Southern author Flannery O’Connor as she attempts to publish her first book.
Ethan Hawke responds
The Dead Poets Society actor told Variety “We were so comfortable with it. I couldn’t care less.”
“If someone wants to criticise us for working together, that’s totally fair,” added Ethan Hawke. “You have to let people have their opinion. You just have to try to do a good job when you’re onstage.”
Daughter Maya said she had “moments of insecurity” about starring in a movie directed by her own dad.
“My dad has been a massive teacher for me, and we want to work together. We like being with each other,” she said.
Ethan Hawkes’s highest grossing films
The Magnificent Seven (2016) – This western action film, which also stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, was one of Ethan Hawke’s highest-grossing films. It grossed over $162 million worldwide.
Training Day (2001) – In this crime thriller, Hawke starred alongside Denzel Washington, and it was a critical and commercial success, grossing approximately $104 million worldwide.
Dead Poets Society (1989) – This classic drama, in which Hawke plays a student at an all-boys preparatory school, was a significant success, grossing over $235 million worldwide.
Sinister (2012) – This horror film performed well at the box office, grossing around $87 million worldwide. It became a notable entry in the horror genre.
The Purge (2013) – Hawke starred in this dystopian thriller, which spawned a successful franchise. The film grossed over $89 million worldwide.