Maya Hawke appeared on The Tonight Show as she talked to Jimmy Fallon about the new series, but also condemned Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The Stranger Things star, whose parents are Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, said, “We just got into talking about the Supreme Court ruling and this essay that my mom wrote a couple of months ago when they were putting these further restrictions on abortion access, and it was sort of preceding this whole thing,” Hawke, 23, recalled. “My mom wrote this really beautiful essay about her abortion that she got when she was really young, and about how if she hadn’t have had it, she wouldn’t have become the person that she’d become, and I wouldn’t exist, and how both of my parents lives would’ve been totally derailed if she hadn’t had access to safe and legal health care — fundamental health care.”
Hawke continued, “Of course, wealthy people will always be able to get abortions, but so many people, because of this ruling this week, will not only not be able to pursue their dreams, but actually lose their lives and be unsafe. And I just wanted to say that, like, fuck the Supreme Court.”
“I can say, ‘Fuck the Supreme Court’? Oh, fuck the Supreme Court. Yeah, rock on.” As Fallon laughed, Hawke said, “But we’re going to keep fighting, and we’re gonna win, like our grandmothers did.”
Later Hawke also spoke shortly about Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2. The actress, who plays Robin said she hadn’t yet seen the episodes and does not remember exactly what happens: “I’m excited because I’m so excited to see how it all wraps up.”