Celebrity Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke's Daughter Is Joining the Cast of Stranger Things By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 2, 2018 @ 05:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things is returning for a third season, and it’s adding a new celebrity kid to its roster. Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke’s daughter Maya Thurman-Hawke was just cast in the series, and her role sounds seriously juicy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 19-year-old will play a new character named Robin, a girl who is “equal parts sharp and playful.” “Bored with her mundane day job, she just wants a little excitement in her life … and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins,” THR writes. VIDEO: Stranger Things Couple Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton Unite on the Red Carpet As Stranger Things fans know, that dark secret involves the Upside Down and a shadow monster that is still terrorizing the town. Netflix has also announced that Lucas’s little sister Erica Sinclair (played by Priah Ferguson) will have a larger role in Season 3—expected out in 2019—along with her “army of friends.” “No longer content with sitting on the sidelines, Erica finds herself on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous and unexpected new threat.” The Stranger Things Cast Shut Down the SAG Awards Red Carpet While we met Erica last season, Robin is a brand-new character in the Stranger Things world. Here’s what we know about the girl who will play her, Maya Thurman-Hawke. 1. She played Little Women’s Jo March. The teen was enrolled at Julliard when she dropped out to accept a role in the 2017 TV mini-series. 2. She was a favorite to play Ariel in a live-action The Little Mermaid. Director Sofia Coppola was reportedly keen on Thurman-Hawke taking the role, but the studio went with Chloë Grace-Moretz instead. Coppola later dropped out of the project over creative differences, and Grace-Moretz has since departed as well. 3. Like mom Uma Thurman, she’s a model. Thurman-Hawke was the face of British brand AllSaint’s 2016/2017 collection and starred in a video campaign for Calvin Klein. The teen was even Zac Posen’s date to the CFDA Awards back in 2015. 4. She has a ton of celebrity friends. From Rowan Blanchard to the Haim sisters and Lady Bird breakout star Lucas Hedges, Thurman-Hawke is already a natural in the young Hollywood scene. 5. Her parents divorced in 2005. Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke finalized their split in 2005, but they co-parented their two kids, Maya and Levon Roan.