Ethan Hawke Talks Marriage To Uma Thurman in ELLE September 2013
During his Q&A session with the publication, the 42-year-old discussed his five-year marriage to actress Uma Thurman and even revealed the advice he received from Debbie Reynolds.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Hawke's interview below. For more, be sure to visit ELLE!
On marrying young:
"Success when you’re young is really overwhelming. The world felt out of control. And I wanted to stop it from spinning so fast. I thought marriage would decrease my variables or something. I was absolutely wrong. There was this discovery that the male brain isn’t done until 28. I definitely think my frontal lobe was not finished. I had no business taking vows that would last more than two weeks. My personal opinion? The guy who’s got it right is Derek Jeter. He lives his life like, 'Hey man, I play shortstop for the New York Yankees. And I’m not going to get married until I’m no longer a shortstop for the New York Yankees.' Which is incredibly smart."
On Debbie Reynolds:
"Around the time of 'Reality Bites', I met Debbie Reynolds at a dinner party. And she offered me all of this fantastic advice about, you know, her divorce from Eddie Fisher, and Liz Taylor, and how to separate acting from public life. I remember thinking, What does this lady know right now? The funny thing is, everything she said to me that night was true. If I could have heard her, I would have avoided so many mistakes."
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