Eve Hewson: 'I was absolutely a boy for two years of my childhood'
Published 15/10/2015 | 10:07
Actress Eve Hewson has revealed she "absolutely" lived as a boy for two years of her childhood.
The 24-year-old daughter of Bono and Ali Hewson said it was a dream come true working with Steven Spielberg in the upcoming Bridge of Spies as it fulfills a childhood passion of hers - ET.
Eve said she became so "obsessed" with the 1982 film that she cut off her hair and insisted she be referred to as Elliott after the main character of the film.
"It's so fun to work with Steven," she told The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. "I was obsessed with ET when I was a kid. I cut off all my hair and made everyone call me Elliott.
"I was absolutely a boy for two years of my childhood. My mom would say, 'Eve, dinner's ready' before going, 'I mean, Elliott, dinner's ready'."
The rising star also dished about her changing accent, saying:
"I’m Irish. I actually got in a lot of trouble the last time I was on the show from all my friends in Dublin.
“They were like ‘Oh we saw you on Jimmy Fallon, you were really good but you sounded American'."