Thursday 30 March 2017

Eve Hewson: 'I was absolutely a boy for two years of my childhood'

Eve Hewson on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Eve Hewson on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Eve Hewson
Eve Hewson attends the Chanel Dinner during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at Balthazar on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)
Eve Hewson attends the Glamour 2014 Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
Eve Hewson and dad Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars party
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

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.

Eve Hewson on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Eve Hewson on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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"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'."

Eve Hewson and dad Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars party
Eve Hewson and dad Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars party

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'."

 

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