Ethan Hawke loves fast cars: ‘There’s some 13-year-old boy inside every grown man’

Here are some photos of Selena Gomez and Ethan Hawke at last night’s premiere of Getaway, that really stupid-looking movie they did together. Something about Ethan’s wife being kidnapped and Selena is trying to help him and they’re in a car driving really fast, etc. It seems like the kind of script written for Jason Statham, not Ethan. Interestingly enough, Ethan brought out his older kids as his “dates” for the premiere – that beautiful young woman is 15-year-old Maya, and the blonde boy is Levon. Their mother is Uma Thurman, obviously. I can’t get over Maya! She’ll probably try her hand at modeling, don’t you think? Also: I can’t help it, I think Ethan looks really sexy in these photos. Ugh.

Anyway, Ethan is still giving interviews to support Getaway, and this one that he gave to Crave Online is pretty good. It’s not as controversial as his Elle interview (where he basically said monogamy is a joke), but there are some good quotes:

Doing such a ‘Fast & Furious’ movie: “There’s some 13-year-old boy inside every grown man, maybe not every, but that longs to know what it’s like to drive 100 miles an hour and smash into things. That little part of me is both fast and furious so I played him both ways.”

Doing movies that make money: “Believe it or not, The Purge actually opened bigger than Training Day. It’s always strange to me how these things work out. It’s like this year seems to be a different chapters to a life, particularly a life in the movies. For me, I think I’ve entered some other new chapter. This summer has been a lot of fun. As you said, the funny thing about Before Midnight is that movie’s a long time coming. I cowrote that movie. That movie is a big part of me and my ethos and what I believe in with cinema. I really love it. The funny thing about The Purge is Jason Blum was my old partner. We started a theater company together when he was right out of college and I was hanging out in New York. We’ve has 20 years of hanging out and talking about movies and talking about how to beat the system. One of the things that’s remarkable about The Purge that people don’t even really talk about is we made that movie for under three million dollars. That movie cost less than Before Midnight.”

He’s getting more offers now: “You know, it really has. It’s funny, this business. I’ve seen it. Dead Poets Society came out the summer of 1989. What’s that, 24 years ago? So it’s been a long time. For me to get to make movies and continue to make relevant movies is a real sleight of hand trick. Yet, it’s totally true. If you don’t make people money, you don’t ever get jobs. The way I like to think about it is when movies are successful, it gives all the different people who secretly wanted to hire you before the ammunition to do it.”

Working on a film with multiple cameras going at once: “Yeah. I’ve never really loved, like a lot of directors love to roll two cameras. Maybe it’s just because in my heart of hearts I’m a stage actor. I kind of love a proscenium. I love to know where the audience is at any given moment during a movie. One of the really difficult things about this movie is I never did. They weren’t rolling two cameras. They were rolling 15 cameras all the time, all these little GoPros, all these little mounted cameras so you never had any real sense of where the audience is. What happens is you end up just having to rely tremendously on the editor.”

He never comes to sets just to watch: “No, I spent my life on film sets. It’s so boring, film sets. When you’re not involved in it, it’s kind of like watching paint dry.”

[From Crave Online]

Ethan can be so pretentious. I mean, I’ve always known that about him, but he dropped in “I’m a writer” several times, and the whole “Maybe it’s just because in my heart of hearts I’m a stage actor. I kind of love a proscenium” gave me a fit of eyerolls. Bless his heart. I have to give him credit though – he’s become something of a journeyman character actor, and he really is capable of giving these really interesting, diverse performances.

Selena is wearing Vera Wang, by the way. It’s pretty and kind of meh all at once.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Dawn says:

    I believe that to be true and doesn’t his kids look like Uma? I’ve always like Ethan in everything I’ve seen him in so I hope this is a success for him

  2. ncboudicca says:

    Holy crap, he’s a dead ringer for a middle-aged Ronald Reagan

  3. My God, Maya is STUNNING! She looks like a softer version of Uma (a good thing IMO, Uma can look a bit mean sometimes even though she is obviously beautiful.) I definietly hope she goes into modeling.

  4. LahdidahBaby says:

    Ethan Hawke is a “grown man”? Funny, I’ve always thought of him as a badly aging baby.

  5. ZinJoJo says:

    Meh. I’m the same age as Ethan and he’s never done anything for me, not even during his heyday in the 90s. He sounds so pretentious and always has. No thanks.

  6. mmd575 says:

    Good looking kids! His daughter definitely has Uma’s height, she’ll be taller than him in no time!

  7. Pixie Witch says:

    is it just me or does it look like stars are no longer bleaching their teeth? Selena Gomez’ teeth are not pearly white. Whether you like tooth bleaching or not, it has become a norm so when someone has normal tooth color it looks weird to me. I have noticed it on several celebs.

  8. claire says:

    He did an AMA on Reddit that was one of the best. He spent a ton of time, gave very long, thoughtful, intelligent answers. He was really cool about it. It was like he was a regular guy who just kicked back with some other regular people for some long chats about whatever facets of life. He didn’t treat it like one big patronizing marketing scheme or ego-stroking fest, like many other celebrities do during those AMAs.

    It was a really good insight into his personality…better than what some of the magazine interviews do for him, so it’s given me a different perspective on how he comes across in interviews. I don’t think he’s pretentious, at all.

  9. Lisa says:

    *gif of Chris Hansen peeking into conversation*

  10. NM9005 says:

    I think there is a child in everybody adult, we should learn how to control because that’s what society expects from you. Good for him that he is allowed to let the inner child out sometimes. It can be a relief I’m sure. Other than that, I do not care for his slimy ass.

  11. Ginger says:

    Maya looks so much like Uma! as for the “13 year old boy” comment. I own/drive a muscle car that I adore! Boys/men aren’t the only o Ed who love to drive fast!

  12. Emily C. says:

    There’s some 13-year-old boy inside every grown man, maybe not every, but that longs to know what it’s like to drive 100 miles an hour and smash into things.

    Officially sick of him now. He talks like he is the measure of all things. Because he’s not monogamous, no one else is. Because he likes fast cars, every other man does. While I believe there’s a 13-year old inside every grown PERSON — i.e., everyone wants to have fun sometimes in ways that others might consider “childish” — we do not all want the same things.

    My husband hates cars.

  13. Mazunte says:

    Ethan and Uma did make a stunning woman!

    Will always love Ethan. I’ve seen many of his interviews on Youtube and find them super interesting and smart. I don’t care if he cheats (some people are just not monogamous by nature. Period) and likes cars. Those are just details.