Yes, you heard that right, the worlds of Stranger Things and Spiderman collided when the daughter of Hollywood heavyweights Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke and the British actor filmed steamy scenes for the 2020 film, Mainstream.
Maya Hawke and Andrew Garfield previously kissed, and we didn’t actually know this until now? !
The scene in question sees a (very blonde) Andrew taking on the role of Link in the movie as he guides Maya (who plays Frankie) to a back room. She then excitedly leaps into his arms as they share a kiss before she closes the door. The rest is our imagination…
The Gia Coppola-directed movie clearly flew under the radar at the time because the scene is now going viral on TikTok, with many social media followers just as delighted at the two coming together on-screen as we are.
While she had previous credits to her name, we were first introduced to Maya on Stranger Things in 2019, and we immediately fell in love with her and looked forward to what else she had to offer in Hollywood. So, we’re a tad disappointed that we didn’t realise she starred alongside Andrew in the film Mainstream until now.
But better late than never, eh? Meanwhile, TikTokers far and wide were literally beside themselves at the on-screen couple’s kiss, with one person declaring: «WAIT THEY ARE IN A MOVIE TOGETHER? ! WHEN? ? ? »
Crediting a hilarious meme from Zendaya’s Euphoria, one person commented: «RUE WHEN WAS THIS? »
Another wrote: «the way I ran to watch this,» while a third reacted: «My jaw dropped. » Same.
For those, who want to know what the film is about, Mainstream follows struggling young filmmaker Frankie (Maya), who finally succeeds after meeting up with Link (Andrew) – a strange and bold man living off the grid. Well, we know what we’re watching tonight!
Meanwhile, while Maya has quickly won herself a legion of fans worldwide, her biggest supporters are her famous parents.
Ethan Hawke is seriously proud of his daughter for her role in the Netflix smash hit Stranger Things. The 51-year-old Training Day actor, who shares Maya with Uma, publicly praised the 24-year-old in a gushing post on Instagram back in 2019.
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«Some of you may have missed her in last year’s BBC production of Little Women,» Ethan wrote alongside a promo video of her character Robin dressed in her Scoops Ahoy gear.
«Some of you may have missed her work at Juilliard. I know many missed out on numerous high school productions – heck I even missed a few and I’m her father. Some of you may know her music, some may not. But Ladies & Gentleman, get to know MAYA HAWKE. She’s the real thing. »
When series 4 dropped in May 2022, he supported her once again, writing: «Turn your world upside down with #StrangerThings season 4 this weekend. @Maya_Hawke. » How cute!