Tuesday 24 September 2019

I wanted to be a musician like dad, says Bono's actress daughter Eve

Film star: Eve Hewson. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
Film star: Eve Hewson. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Lynne Kelleher

She may have landed a lead role in a Hollywood blockbuster, but Eve Hewson has revealed she originally wanted to follow her father Bono's footsteps into the music world.

Eve plays Maid Marian in the new 'Robin Hood' movie which also features Jamie Dornan and Jamie Foxx.

But speaking to 'The Laterals' magazine, she said her first love was music, not acting.

"I always wanted to be a musician.

"Growing up, I played the piano and the drums and all sorts of instruments, but I would never practice. I was a terrible student.

"It wasn't until I started acting in school plays that I realised I could spend all day long going over my lines and it didn't bore me the way practising scales did.

"That's when I realised I'd be a much better actor than musician.

"Thank God I figured that out early."

Irish Independent

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