DEADLINE – The Night Manager’s Simona Brown, Murder on the Orient Express’ Tom Bateman, The Knick’s Eve Hewson and Game Of Thrones’ Robert Aramayo are to star in Netflix psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes.
The foursome have joined the cast of the drama, which has started principal photography and is produced by The Crown producer Left Bank. It shoots in Scotland and London and is an adaptation of Sarah Pinborough’s eponymous novel, which was published by Harper Collins in 2017.
The series is created for television and written by Hannibal and The Punisher writer Steve Lightfoot with Valkyrien’s Erik Richter Strand directing all six episodes.
Behind Her Eyes tells the story of Louise, a single mother and secretary who is stuck in a modern-day rut. On a night out, she meets and kisses David in a bar, a young successful man, who turns out to be her new boss. To complicate matters, she meets Adele, a new friend in town, who turns out to be married to David. As she becomes obsessed with the couple and entangled in the web of their marriage, they each reach out to her. But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks Is David really the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears? Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them?
Brown plays Louise, while Bateman players her psychiatrist boss David and Hewson, who is Bono’s daughter, stars as his wife Adele.
The six-part series is written by Lightfoot and Angela LaManna, with Lightfoot exec producing alongside Jessica Burdett, Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie. Producer is Eliza Mellor and Netflix Execs are Allie Goss, Brittney Segal and Danielle Woodrow.
Eve talked with ContentMode about ‘Robin Hood’ and much more. Read the full interview below and check our gallery for the the stunning photoshoot!
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CONTENTMODE – You’re originally from Dublin. Tell me what it was like growing up in Ireland. What’s the one thing from home you miss the most?
Mainly, I miss the people. But the potatoes are also really, really good.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Aim high. If you’re lucky, you might get half way there.
You moved to New York at age 18 to attend Tisch School of the Arts and later received a degree at NYU. Tell me about your decision to receive schooling in the states and why you decided to call Brooklyn your home.
I really wanted to study theatre. I love acting but I didn’t want to just move to LA, get an agent and wing it. I really respect the actors that study and continue to study throughout their careers. I think you can have a lot of talent and luck but if you’re not serious, it’s not going to last. Tisch was the only school I wanted to go to. It has a great drama program and obviously it’s in the greatest city in the world.. It was also the only school that my parents let me apply to, so, if I didn’t get in, I was fucked.
What drew you to acting?
I honestly can’t tell you why I like acting. For a long time I really didn’t want to do it, I thought it was ridiculous. 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. Because I really love storytelling, I really love movie making and I’ll always want to be a part of it. I’d say most actors feel the same.
Tell me about one performance that inspires your own acting method.
Honestly, I love comedy more than drama. So I would say any performance that’s made me laugh tears. Colin Farrell in In Bruges. He’s so heartbreaking and so funny. It’s so perfectly Irish. And Goldie Hawn in anything. Even her Instagram videos. I am so inspired by her Instagram videos.
STORYANDRAIN – A lot about the actress Eve Hewson can be understood from the two pins she’s wearing on her oversized trucker-style denim jacket.
One reads RIP Baby Girl under a portrait of the late R&B singer Aaliyah and the other just reads Time’s Up for the #MeToo movement to fight sexual harassment. As for the jacket, she got it at Barneys, but forgets the designer. Hewson, 27, can gush about a ‘90s music icon just as much as she can about feminism. “Some people just don’t like that word for whatever reason. I’m not afraid of it at all,” she says with a big smile. So how does she define it? “Equality. That’s how I see it anyway. That’s why I think if you are a nonfeminist, you are an asshole because you don’t believe in equality for women.”
The Irish actress is seated at a cozy booth at Sweetwater, something of a Williamsburg institution that predates the condos nearby and is beloved by locals like Hewson, who lives in the neighborhood. She orders eggs over medium, avocado, and bacon as a late lunch. This month she plays Maid Marian in Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood movie, costarring with Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Jamie Dornan. Hewson majored in psychology at NYU but has been acting since she was 15, mostly in independent films like Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said and the TV show The Knick. She grew up in Dublin, the daughter of Bono, the leader singer of U2. Even though her given name—Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson—screams rock star progeny, she spent a low-key childhood on the South Side of Dublin in a house full of pets. She was a tomboy who made everyone call her Elliot after the star of ET. She gives a quick lesson in geography and class. “Dublin is very specific. I sound like I’m a posh from the South Side, so I have a very light accent. I’m not proud of that but that’s my accent. My dad is from the North Side and so is Colin Farrell. If you live in the west coast of Ireland, it’s like “Jaysus, Mary, and Joseph,” she says with a deeply exaggerated and hilarious brogue.
THE LATERALS – Eve Hewson is a force to be reckoned with. With her role as Maid Marian in the upcoming remake of Robin Hood as well as her work as Franny Winters in indie film Paper Year, she’s proving to Hollywood and everyone watching that it’s only the beginning. From realizing she wanted to be an actress to filming a short film directed by friend, Dakota Fanning, Hewson takes a deep dive into the variety of work she’s done and what it means to express herself in film and on social media.
You star in the upcoming film Robin Hood. What was it like to recreate this iconic tale?
This one is a lot of fun. We didn’t want to do what was already done, in terms of genre or style; we wanted to make a movie for the superhero era. We recreated our Robin Hood to be more like a comic book action hero rather than the typical character from English folklore. There’s a lot of action: stunts, horse chases, we shoot arrows like AK-47s… This is a new Robin Hood for the video game generation. And we have Jamie Foxx. Who doesn’t love Jamie Foxx?
Your character Marian isn’t like her predecessors. How did you prepare for your role in the film?
I wanted to play Marian because some of the best actresses in the world have played her. Olivia de Havilland, Cate Blanchett and Audrey Hepburn. I just wanted to share a character with them. When I got the part, it felt like a big pat on the back from Hollywood to be trusted with this role. She’s iconic.
Our Marian is a little different from the Marian you have seen before because she’s a fighter. She’s not just a beautiful helping hand; she gets involved. She’s ambitious, strong-headed and has a little bite to her. And she’s Irish. That’s probably the coolest thing about our version. Our Maid Marian is Irish, and I’m so proud.
In terms of my prep, this is an action film so I got to do some stunt training and that was my personal highlight of the whole experience. I found out that I’m insanely talented at stunt fighting and I’m basically Tom Cruise. I definitely want to do another action film soon.
We also had to learn how to ride a horse and before this film, I hated horses. They scared the bejeezus out of me. But I committed myself to it, trained for hours every day and somehow I ended up enjoying it. Now, I love horses. They’re the fucking best. I’m a crazy horse lady and I’m not ashamed.
I’ve updated the gallery with scans from the December issue of InStyle magazine, featuring a new photoshoot.
Magazine Scans > 2018 > InStyle (December)
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INSTYLE – For the record, Eve Hewson was way ahead of the athleisure trend. “I started wearing Adidas tracksuits and Reebok sneakers when I was 11 and never really stopped,” she says with a chuckle. “So I’m lucky it became stylish right when people began paying attention to what I wear.”
Her tomboyish wardrobe and wry sense of humor are not the only things to notice about the Irish actress. She’s also game for a challenge. She persuaded her parents, U2 frontman Bono and activist Ali Hewson, to let her move from Dublin to New York (they wanted her to study law) and then auditioned incessantly before clinching her breakout role on the hit Cinemax series The Knick.
Now, thanks to a decade’s worth of nonstop hustle, the 27-year-old’s star is rising. Earlier this summer she headlined the indie film Paper Year, and now she’s appearing as Maid Marian opposite Welsh actor Taron Egerton in a blockbuster remake of Robin Hood. “I learned while filming that I’m a good stuntwoman,” she muses. “Now I plan to be the next Tom Cruise!”
Despite her ambitious career goals and rock-star roots, everyday life remains low-key for Hewson. She calls Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood home, where she lives near her older sister, Jordan, and several childhood friends. Downtime consists of wine-filled dinner parties and dancing at any bar with a good DJ. “I’m one of those people who like to fist-bump in the club to the Top 40,” she says. “I’m kind of uncool in that way, but I don’t care.” And while Hewson readily admits she enjoys a get-together, fancy awards shows and VIP events don’t faze her.
“I’ve been around that [scene] my whole life, so it doesn’t get me going,” she explains. “Parties are not the things that make me value my work, but I do hope I keep getting invited!”
Eve was interviewed by the New York Post for their Alexa magazine, november issue. A new photoshoot is also included and can be found in our gallery as well.
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NY POST – Eve Hewson finds the humor in everything, from her dangerously single status to her prepubescent-boy dress sense. When she’s not poking fun at her personal life, the Irish actress is making light of her on-screen escapades, especially the stunts and smooches.
There are plenty of both in her first action flick, director Otto Bathurst’s gritty, reimagined “Robin Hood,” out Nov. 21. The ingénue plays Maid Marian, love interest of both The Hood (Taron Egerton) and his rival, Will Scarlet (Jamie Dornan). And she had a laugh doing it.
“It was great — I was the only girl on set, I got all the attention,” the 27-year-old tells Alexa with a twinkle in her sky-blue eyes.
Hollywood is also paying attention to Hewson, the daughter of U2 frontman Bono and activist-entrepreneur Ali Hewson. With her dramatic coloring, easygoing personality and quick wit, she’s part of a new breed of hilarious beauties who banter. And unlike her cagier counterparts, she’s happy to talk about canoodling with co-stars.
“I don’t find make-out scenes embarrassing at all,” says the Brooklyn-based leading lady. “Everybody knows how to kiss. We’ve all had a lot of practice. I find other things to be more challenging, like learning to ride a horse or learning an accent or things that you don’t normally do in your daily life.”
Eve is featured on her first cover of the year for Veni Magazine, issue 8. We also added some outtakes from this new photoshoot that you can find in our gallery right now! We will update as soon as we can with her interview. If you want to grab your own copy, go here.
DEADLINE – Sin City star Eva Green and The Knick’s Eve Hewson are to star in BBC Two adaptation of The Luminaries.
The pair will star in the six-part drama, produced by Working Title Television alongside New Zealand actor Marton Csokas, who starred in Lord of the Rings.
Green plays Lydia Wells, while Hewson stars as Anna Wetherell and Csokas stars as Francis Carver.
The drama is based on Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize winner The Luminaries. She adapts. The period tale of adventure and mystery is set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. It’s billed as an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women traveled across the world to make their fortunes.
Working Title Television will produce for BBC Two and TVNZ with Catton and WTT’s Andrew Woodhead, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner exec producing. Lucy Richer exec produces for the BBC.
Kicking off in 1865, the story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. But Anna must survive the dangerous world, where shipwreck and murder, blackmail and betrayal, greed, gold and false imprisonment all conspire to keep her apart from Emery. The star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: Do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?