Tuesday 20 March 2018

'I'd never want to be known as an It Girl. I hate the term' - Eve Hewson

Eve Hewson
Eve Hewson

Elaine McCahill

She might be Bono and Ali’s daughter but Eve Hewson said she never wants to be known as an ‘It Girl’.

The 24-year-old has seen her career soar over the past year with her turn in medical drama The Knick and she was recently cast as Maid Marian in the upcoming Robin Hood flick.

However, she said her career choices are very “picky” as she wants to be recognised for her talents rather than being the daughter of a famous musician.

“There’s a lot of kids that brand themselves, which is totally fine, but they do so many things that people get confused and think that they’re just celebrities or It Girls, and I hate that label,” she said.

“I don’t want to be an It Girl, because one day I’ll be the girl that used to be the It Girl.

“So I’d rather stick my head down and try and get the best work that I can, and then hopefully everything else will fall into place,” she added.

Eve does admit her famous parents have helped her financially which has allowed her to choose roles that she loves.

“I’ve been lucky because my parents always supported me. They’ve said, ‘Yes, you’re an actor and you want to work, but you don’t have to work on everything’,” she said.


“[They said] ‘If you don’t absolutely love a role or a project, please don’t feel like you have to do it because you want to support yourself. We’ll support you, feel free to be picky and make the best choices’.

“So I’ve been a little bit more unemployed than I’d like to be, but I think it actually set a good tone in my career.

“So I just stuck to acting and made sure it was the one thing that I was going to be recognised for,” she added.

She’s currently promoting season two of The Knick and despite the grim storylines, she said it’s a fun show to work on.

“It’s fun because we’re dealing with a lot of dark subject matter and death and violence, but in between takes we’re making fun of each other,” she said. 

“They say comedy sets are really boring because everyone’s saving their laughs for the take. So that’s kind of the opposite on our set.”

Eve, who studied at NYU, said she would love to play more diverse characters in the future.

“I studied psychology a bit in school so I would love to play a woman losing her mind or something,” she told Time magazine.



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