Ethan Hawke's dad difficulties

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke's dad difficulties

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."


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