Ethan Hawke's dad difficulties
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 March 2010
Ethan Hawke has difficulties balancing his life at home and his career
Ethan Hawke struggles to balance his work and family life.
The 39-year-old actor, who has children Maya, 11 and Levon, eight, with ex-wife Uma Thurman and 19-month-old Clementine with current spouse Ryan Shawhughes, admits he finds it difficult to pursue an acting career while coping with the demands of home.
He said: "Anybody who is a parent who wants to have a professional life knows that it's a struggle… always a balance."
However, the 'Training Day' actor admits his burden is made easier with the help of his oldest daughter.
He said: "Maya is about to be 12, so she's getting pretty good with the baby."
Earlier this week, Uma also admitted she also struggled to find the balance between being a good mother to Maya and Levon and committing to work, because she worries about making them feel insecure.
She said: "I don't want them to notice when I'm exhausted or depressed. They need a steady mother who gives them a feeling of security, otherwise they might become even more vulnerable than they, as children, already are."