She May Be Bono’s Daughter, but Actress Eve Hewson Is All Hustle
For the record, Eve Hewson was way ahead of the athleisure trend. “I started wearing Adidas tracksuits and Reebok sneakers when I was 11 and never really stopped,” she says with a chuckle. “So I’m lucky it became stylish right when people began paying attention to what I wear.”
Her tomboyish wardrobe and wry sense of humor are not the only things to notice about the Irish actress. She’s also game for a challenge. She persuaded her parents, U2 frontman Bono and activist Ali Hewson, to let her move from Dublin to New York (they wanted her to study law) and then auditioned incessantly before clinching her breakout role on the hit Cinemax series The Knick.
Now, thanks to a decade’s worth of nonstop hustle, the 27-year-old’s star is rising. Earlier this summer she headlined the indie film Paper Year, and now she’s appearing as Maid Marian opposite Welsh actor Taron Egerton in a blockbuster remake of Robin Hood. “I learned while filming that I’m a good stuntwoman,” she muses. “Now I plan to be the next Tom Cruise!”
Despite her ambitious career goals and rock-star roots, everyday life remains low-key for Hewson. She calls Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood home, where she lives near her older sister, Jordan, and several childhood friends. Downtime consists of wine-filled dinner parties and dancing at any bar with a good DJ. “I’m one of those people who like to fist-bump in the club to the Top 40,” she says. “I’m kind of uncool in that way, but I don’t care.” And while Hewson readily admits she enjoys a get-together, fancy awards shows and VIP events don’t faze her.
“I’ve been around that [scene] my whole life, so it doesn’t get me going,” she explains. “Parties are not the things that make me value my work, but I do hope I keep getting invited!”
Hair: Kevin Ryan for Art + Commerce. Makeup: Linda Gradin for L’Atelier NYC. Manicure: Geraldine Holford for Atelier Management. Production: Sister Productions.