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Sunday 20 August 2017

Bono's girl Eve premieres two flicks at Toronto film festival

It has been quite a month for rising star Eve Hewson, the daughter of rock legend Bono.

Last week she landed a role in a US period drama by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh.

Now Eve will be winging her way to Toronto next month for the launch of her latest big budget flick. The 21-year-old will be in Canada to attend the world premiere of her romantic comedy Enough Said, starring late Sopranos actor James Gandolfini.

It is a double whammy for the American-based actress, with her other film Blood Ties also being screened at the festival.

The actress will be in good company where she will rub shoulders with a number of Irish acting heavyweights including, Liam Neeson, Michael Fassbender and the cast of John Butler's Irish comedy The Stag.

Hewson plays Gandolfini's daughter in Enough Said, based on the love story between two parents with teenage children.

Gandolfini leads the cast alongside Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Eve's acting credentials have shot through the roof since winning her first role in Sean Penn's movie This Must Be The Place, filmed in Dublin in 2010.

She has been living in the Big Apple since securing acting placements at both the New York Film Academy and NYU alongside Denzel Washington's daughter Olivia.

In Blood Ties, she starred opposite Hollywood's Mila Kunis and Marion Cotillard.

This comes following the announcement last week that she has been cast in Soderbergh's forthcoming series The Knick and will star alongside Sin City star Clive Owen in the 10-part series.

Set in New York's Knickerbocker Hospital in 1900, the period drama follows the trials and tribulations of a number of surgeons, nurses and staff. Eve will play the character of Lucy "a young, naive nurse" who comes to New York for adventure.

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