Independent Woman

Saturday 23 August 2014

Eve Hewson gets pushed to second row at parents Bono and Ali Hewson's Edun show

Published 10/02/2014 | 11:41

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: America Ferrera, Bono and Chelsea Clinton front row at Edun - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Skylight Modern on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: America Ferrera, Bono and Chelsea Clinton front row at Edun - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Skylight Modern on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: America Ferrera, Bono and Chelsea Clinton front row at Edun - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Skylight Modern on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
America Ferrera, Bono and Chelsea Clinton front row at Edun - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Skylight Modern
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: America Ferrera and Bono front row at Edun - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Skylight Modern on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
America Ferrera and Bono front row at Edun

Eve Hewson is a superstar daughter, but even she didn't get the front row treatment at her parents' Edun fashion show at New York Fashion Week.

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The Edun FROW was jam-packed with celebrities, including the brand's co-founders Bono and Ali Hewson, but their actress daughter Eve was forced to peer through the second row.

Supermodels Helena Christensen and Petra Nemcova, Irish actor Colin Farrell, actress Lucy Liu and former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton were just some of the A-listers joining her parents.

But Eve is happy to avoid to spotlight and even revealed she pretended her father was a doctor as a child to avoid others finding out he was Bono.

“In school, whenever we had to write those letters where you say, ‘Hi, my name's Eve and my dad does this. . .' I always used to lie and say that my dad was a doctor. It just saves conversation. People always find out eventually,” the actress said.

Eve has already starred in big movies but with minor parts.

The Knick is thought to be her big break as it will be broadcast throughout America by Cinemax, the sister company of HBO which broadcast the likes of Sex and the City and Girls.

It's based on New York's Knickerbocker Hospital and sees Bono's daughter dress up in period clothes as she stars alongside Clive Owen.

New York is where Eve first cut her teeth acting, moving there after school to study at the New York Film Academy but her parents weren't always happy with her career choice.

“For a young female, especially, it's excruciating. The rejection is awful, the competition is terrifying and you're constantly up and down,” she said. “My parents knew that, because they know actors and they know that world, so when I decided this was what I wanted to do, they were like ‘no, no, no, please no!' I had to really fight for it.”

 

 

 

 

 

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