Ethan Hawke Talks 'Daybreakers', Contagious Passion And Pushing 40 - Starpulse

Remember when Ethan Hawke was the slacker in Reality Bites? How about the kid in Explorers? Yeah, we've seen Ethan Hawke at all ages so it's a bit of a shock to hear he's about to celebrate his 40th birthday. At least he's keeping it in perspective.

"It beats not turning 40," Hawke said. "That's the only way to look at it, don't you think? You know, as an actor, the lord giveth and the lord taketh away. This is a medium that is largely youth oriented and yet at the same time, I'm playing characters that are so much more appealing to me now. When I was younger, playing the guileless ingénue, I longed for a part that was as interesting as the one I have in Brooklyn's Finest or the one in Before the Devil Knows Your Dead. To get to play adult men is really exciting. The downsides are that you're not as pretty and they don't want you to kiss people as much. The upside is I'm getting to do the kind of work I always dreamed of doing."

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