Thursday 18 December 2014

Bono's daughter Eve proving that she too has star power

Anita McSorley

Published 20/07/2014 | 16:01

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Eve Hewson attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Eve Hewson attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

She is known to many as Bono's daughter, but Eve Hewson is earning a name for herself with her own talent as an actress.

The 23-year-old has quickly shot up the list of top Irish actresses in Hollywood after her leading role in US TV series The Knick.

She is the third most searched for actress on IMDB's STARmeter, just behind actress Saoirse Ronan and Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairly, who played Catelyn Stark.

IMDB's Managing Editor Keith Simanton said that her sudden rise up the rankings is down to her latest role.

"There is a lot of buzz around The Knick. The show has also already been renewed for a second season by Cinemax without even having debuted here in the States.

"There is also the fact that she's Bono's daughter, so people looking up the famous U2 frontman may also find her page from his," he told the Sunday World.

Despite Eve's surge in popularity, he expects Saoirse Ronan to hold on to her title as the top Irish actress in Hollywood.

"She is a star and has been one for some time. Having met her for Divergent, she is a lovely, disarming, thoughtful young lady and a good actress who is only getting better.

"It seems likely she'll retain the top spot," he said.

The Knick has already been renewed for a second season, despite the first not having aired yet.

The show revolves around a hospital in New York in 1900, with doctors and nurses struggling to treat patients without the modern medicine techniques that are used today.

Eve, who is the second child of Bono and Ali Hewson, graduated from New York University last year with a degree in theatre studies, but studied early 20th century medicine to prepare for her role in the show.

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