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Ethan Doesn't Want to Be Hot

Ethan Doesn't Want to Be Hot

Ever since his much publicized divorce from Uma, Ethan Hawke has chosen to take a page out of Matt Damon's book and avoid the spotlight as much as possible. He's working on a play right now called The Coast of Utopia. It's a nine-hour-trilogy set in 19th Century Russia. Not exactly the type of project that gets you on the cover of magazines. And that's exactly how Ethan wants it. Here's highlights from this Sunday's issue of PARADE magazine:

  • On his looks:
    “I’ve never wanted to be too hot, I don’t know how Brad Pitt does it.”
  • On fame:
    “To be honest, it was an undue pressure on my marriage. I didn’t like being famous when I was single, and what it did to my celebrity status to be married to another famous person was a huge pressure—one I didn’t enjoy. And it had nothing to do with her. Nothing to do with her."
  • On Uma:
    “She’s a great mother, and raising the kids is a priority for both of us. We’re so fortunate that we have each other’s back in that way. Because I write and act in theater, it’s a lot easier for me to stay in the city. But my ex-wife has done a phenomenal job of that as well. She plans all her movies to shoot in New York.”
  • On NY:
    Hawke says that New York City is a great place to be divorced. “We live down the street from each other. If we lived down the street from each other in Minneapolis, I’d have to watch every car go in and out of the driveway. I’d know how late she stayed out. I don’t have to know any of that stuff.”

Sounds like Ethan is doing just fine. We still love him from those Reality Bites days with Winona. Too bad that was over a decade ago. At least he's found happiness in the theater and as a writer - it's important for actors to have other interests and Ethan definitely has those.

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terencegaara terencegaara 6 years
i dont really noe bout all of u but i think ethan's super hawt. especially in daybreakers.... i noe hes a little older now but he has the best blue eyes ever
teddybear teddybear 9 years
Some people have great marriages and some have good divorces. Demi, Bruce, Uma and him all seem to be happily divorced. He looks like he's this sweet little innocent boy that I wouldn't mind taking advantage of.
sweetnsour sweetnsour 9 years
:-) Blondesugar and Colormesticky that was MEAN...but TRUE-LOL!!! I LOVE IT! Ditto over here... From what I read, he seems like he's a better ex-husband, than husband. Good for him!
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Nope, not hot. Guess he can relax now.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I've never really given him a second thought, but here he sounds like he has a great head on his shoulders.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I think he's kinda hot. I'd hit it.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
He has nothing to worry about then, since he is butt.
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
Eh....never been hot to me.
pud3333 pud3333 9 years
Personally, I have no problems being too hot :)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I never really thought he was hot. Attractive, yes. Good actor, yes. Intelligent, yes. HOT? Neh.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
haha Ima thats exactly what i was thinking! Not Hot at all!! ------------------------------------------------------- "Yes I kissed [Colin Farell]. Of course I did! He's the cutest, hottest thing in the world -- wooh! He's such a bad boy." Britney 2003
Aggie Aggie 9 years
Ima I'm right with you on that! He seems like a good and sensible man though. ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
sashak sashak 9 years
oh yeah, Taking Lives. I thought he was way hot in that. I have always really like him & those are wonderful quotes. See, this is how you conduct yourself with reagrds to you ex & kids. Take notes all you self-absorbed Hollywood bozos.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
Ethan..you were never that hot so don't worry about it.. you went from cute with River in Explorers to kind of anti-establishment bad boy in Reality Bites to slick but comepletely overshadowed by Jude in Gattica(which was your height of attractiveness) and now you are just boyishly slim and rough looking... You are a good actor though... but more of a character actor or a great serial killer like in Taking Lives .....not so much a devastatinly attractive leading man... ___________________________________________________ King and Queen of Crazy Town!
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