Ethan Hawke has opened up about his marriage to Uma Thurman, saying that he was too young to get married at the age of 27.

The actors were married for seven years between 1998 and 2005 and had two children together.

Following their divorce, Hawke married his children's former nanny Ryan Shawhughes in 2008 and the couple have two children of their own.

Hawke told Elle magazine about his failed marriage to Thurman: "Success when you're young is really overwhelming. The world felt out of control. And I wanted to stop it from spinning so fast. I thought marriage would decrease my variables or something. I was absolutely wrong.

"There was this discovery that the male brain isn't done until 28. I definitely think my frontal lobe was not finished. I had no business taking vows that would last more than two weeks."

The 42-year-old star also revealed that after the collapse of his marriage to Thurman, he "learned a lot" about himself.

He said: "Until you know yourself, you don't know how to share your life with another person. And this may sound too self help-y, but when I was a young man, I had all these ideas about who I wanted to be. But they weren't totally rooted in the truth."