Please Enjoy Maya Hawke Saying “F*ck The Supreme Court” On Jimmy Fallon
The actor recalled the importance of her mother, Uma Thurman, having abortion access as a teenager.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, Stranger Things actor Maya Hawke did not mince words when she responded to the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v Wade.
During her appearance, Hawke recalled chatting to her mother — Uma Thurman — before the show. “We just got into talking about the Supreme Court ruling and this essay that my mom wrote a couple of months ago when they were putting these further restrictions on abortion access, and it was sort of preceding this whole thing,” Hawke told Fallon.
She explained how critical it was for Thurman to have access to safe abortion as a teenager. “My mum wrote this really beautiful essay about her abortion that she got when she was really young, and about how if she hadn’t have had it, she wouldn’t have become the person that she’d become, and I wouldn’t exist, and how both of my parents lives would’ve been totally derailed if she hadn’t had access to safe and legal health care — fundamental health care.”
Maya added: “Of course, wealthy people will always be able to get abortions, but so many people, because of this ruling this week, will not only not be able to pursue their dreams, but actually lose their lives and be unsafe. And I just wanted to say that, like, fuck the Supreme Court.”
“But we’re gonna keep fighting! I can say fuck the Supreme Court?” Hawke asked a flustered-looking Fallon. “Fuck the Supreme Court! Yeah. Rock on.
“But we’re gonna keep fighting and we’re going to win. Like our grandmothers did.”
Watch the full clip below.
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