Eve Hewson finds the humor in every thing, from her dangerously single standing to her prepubescent-boy costume sense. When she’s not poking enjoyable at her private life, the Irish actress is making mild of her on-screen escapades, particularly the stunts and smooches.
There are many each in her first motion flick, director Otto Bathurst’s gritty, reimagined “Robin Hood,” out Nov. 21. The ingénue performs Maid Marian, love curiosity of each The Hood (Taron Egerton) and his rival, Will Scarlet (Jamie Dornan). And he or she had amusing doing it.
‘I don’t discover make-out scenes embarrassing in any respect. Everyone is aware of kiss.’
“It was nice — I used to be the one lady on set, I received all the eye,” the 27-year-old tells Alexa with a twinkle in her sky-blue eyes.
Hollywood can be being attentive to Hewson, the daughter of U2 frontman Bono and activist-entrepreneur Ali Hewson. Together with her dramatic coloring, easygoing character and fast wit, she’s a part of a brand new breed of hilarious beauties who banter. And in contrast to her cagier counterparts, she’s glad to speak about canoodling with co-stars.
“I don’t discover make-out scenes embarrassing in any respect,” says the Brooklyn-based main girl. “Everyone is aware of kiss. We’ve all had a variety of follow. I discover different issues to be more difficult, like studying to journey a horse or studying an accent or issues that you just don’t usually do in your day by day life.”
In actual fact, Hewson had such a blast with Dornan, the “50 Shades of Gray” hunk, that she needed to cover her giggles throughout their lip locks. “Jamie and I get alongside rather well as a result of we’re each Irish,” she explains. “He feels very a lot to me virtually like a enjoyable brother. So I believe it was a bit of unusual for us once we received alongside instantly, after which it was like, ‘Oh s – – t, we’ve got to kiss now.’”
Puckering up with Egerton (who, like Dornan, “has a really cool important different”) was additionally a goof. “Taron may be very enticing, and he’s received a sick physique,” says Hewson matter-of-factly. “They need to have completed a unadorned scene with simply Taron and Jamie wrestling within the mud or one thing, only for the women!”
Hewson retains her garments on in each body, however they’re muddied throughout an epic, high-speed chase scene involving horse-drawn carts and fireballs. At one level, she’s taken hostage and locked in a field.
The crate was picket and tight-fitting, which can or could not have led to a tiny damage. “I believe I received a splinter,” says Hewson. “Name the medic!” she bellows. “I can not work in these circumstances.”
“I like stunts,” provides Hewson, who has taken dance classes since she was a baby. “I need to be the following feminine Tom Cruise, or simply the following Tom Cruise.”
Regardless of her glamorous profession and rock-royalty background, Hewson is considerably of an anti-diva, displaying up for her interview barefaced and sporting pale mother denims, Adidas slides and an outsized T-shirt with an image of Drake licking his lips. Though she starred in a brief movie directed by Dakota Fanning for the “Miu Miu Girls’s Tales” collection, and swans the crimson carpet in designer gear from Chanel, Dior and Alexander Wang (“Rihanna at a funeral, that’s sort of the inspiration”), her on a regular basis look is low-key cool. “I like sporting boys’ garments and placing some heels on and a few eyeliner.”
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“Tempest” ballet costume, $1,600, and “Cordobes” hat, $530, each at
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And he or she definitely doesn’t play the flattery sport.
“In Eire, we very a lot don’t praise one another,” she says. “We present our affection by making enjoyable of the opposite individual — it’s referred to as a slag. I grew up in class with all the blokes simply ripping it into all the women. They’d by no means purchase you a drink, they’d by no means inform you you appeared fairly; that was simply exceptional, and it’s the humor that all of us share.”
When Hewson moved to America in 2009 to attend NYU’s Tisch College of The Arts, she was weirded out by the fawning. “Guys would come up and say, ‘Oh, you’re so stunning.’” Her response to the compliments? “Gross!”
Dudes, in flip, had been baffled by her tongue-in-cheek insult-slinging. “I’ll do the Irish factor the place I’ll take the piss out of them, and so they discover it offensive.” Her protection: “‘I’m simply Irish, sorry. I swear, I believe you’re enticing.’”
Maybe this has contributed to her sad-sack love life, which she likes to lampoon. “Third wheeling with my dad and mom is like what I do. It’s the story of my life. It’s what I used to be born to do,” riffs the star, who is claimed to have dated actors Max Minghella and James Lafferty. “They really feel sorry for me, so that they embrace me of their actions.
“My buddies suck — they don’t introduce me to anyone,” continues Hewson, who hangs out in Brooklyn with a gang of Irish buddies that features her older sister, Jordan, a tech entrepreneur. “I hold asking them, and so they simply don’t. I’m this near occurring Christian Mingle, I swear to God,” she provides, cracking up.
If Hewson appears, effectively, regular, it’s as a result of her dad and mom did their utmost to deliver their 4 youngsters up like common youngsters within the suburbs of Dublin. “We’ve a detailed group; my dad and mom’ buddies are their buddies from highschool, and their youngsters are my buddies. We’re like a co-dependent, loopy household, and we like to be round one another.”
In fact, Hewson additionally jetsetted all around the world along with her father’s band. Was it enjoyable? “F – – okay yeah! It’s one of the best. We received to run round and trigger havoc.”
It’s because of one in every of her tour tutors, Erica Dunton, that Hewson turned an actress within the first place. Author and director Dunton solid the then-teenager as an Irish hitchhiker in her 2008 drama “The 27 Membership.” Hewson was hooked, transferring to New York for drama faculty a couple of years later. She then landed roles in Nicole Holofcener’s “Sufficient Stated” (one in every of James Gandolfini’s remaining motion pictures) and Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”
Subsequent, she did a racy flip as a naive nurse in Steven Soderbergh’s medical drama “The Knick.” “There was a penis injection. There have been a lot of fingers going totally different locations and many cocaine-fueled sexual activity,” she says gleefully. This 12 months, she channeled a newlywed within the indie dramedy “Paper Yr.”
Now the globetrotter will journey to New Zealand to play an addict and adventurer in “The Luminaries,” a six-part BBC Two adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel.
She’ll do some fight and a excessive fall, however her actual problem will probably be passing for an opium fiend. “I plan on not doing any analysis,” says Hewson, grinning. “I believe I’ll simply act.”
Costume, $425 at Batsheva; Brogue wedges, $2,680 at Thom Browne, 100 Hudson St.; “Neglect Me Not” barrette, $68 at Dauphines of New York.Kurt Iswarienko
Trend Editor: Serena French; Stylist: Anahita Moussavian; Hair: Rebekah Forecast at The Wall Group utilizing Hair Meals; Make-up: Tyron Machhausen at The Wall Group utilizing Chanel.