Saturday 19 October 2019

'I may like Chanel, but I love dressing like a smelly teenage boy', admits Eve

Actress Eve Hewson is currently filming in New Zealand for a new BBC series, which is due to be broadcast next year
Actress Eve Hewson is currently filming in New Zealand for a new BBC series, which is due to be broadcast next year

Actress Eve Hewson has become a style icon with her red carpet looks, but Bono's daughter loves to dress like a teenage boy.

The 27-year-old, who is currently filming in New Zealand, namechecked Chanel as her favourite designer when it comes to couture. But the daughter of Bono and Ali Hewson told reporters she loves dressing like a boy.

"I like dressing like a smelly teenage boy," she said. "That's the look. Anything a 14-year-old boy wears, I want that in my closet. I never followed fashion in a religious way. Trendy is boring. Teenage boys are chic."

She said Chanel was her favourite designer to wear on the red carpet.

"I just feel like me when I wear it. A really expensive version of me," she said.

The actress said she was really enjoying filming a new TV series in New Zealand for the BBC.

"It's based on a book called The Luminaries about a woman who comes to New Zealand during the Gold Rush in the 1860s," she said. "I'm really excited about this character and the story we're telling.

"It's another actor's dream. It should be out next year."

However, she said she did get homesick when she was away from Ireland. "Mainly, I miss the people. But the potatoes are also really, really good," she said.

The Robin Hood star did not always want to pursue a career in acting.


"For a long time, I really didn't want to do it. I thought it was ridiculous," she said.

"It's so lonely and unsettling. Having a career in Hollywood is like having a really bad boyfriend. You love him so much, but he's totally cheating on you.

"There are times when I desperately want to quit and become a kindergarten teacher. But it takes one trip to the movies and I'm sucked right back in. I'd say most actors feel the same."

Hewson said one of her favourite performances in a movie was Colin Farrell's turn in In Bruges.

"He's so heartbreaking and so funny. It's so perfectly Irish," she said.

She said her first big movie role alongside Oscar-winning Sean Penn was the most challenging she had taken on.

"I was 18 and terrified. No job has scared me more than that," she said.

She also said working with Steven Spielberg on Bridge Of Spies was "really special".

"It was a moment in my life I'll never, ever forget," she said.

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