THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR – Irish actress Eve Hewson says she honed a discerning eye for film projects at an early age, by critiquing the songs and set lists of her famous dad Paul Hewson, a.k.a. Bono.
“One of the reasons I think I’m sort of good at picking projects and picking directors and finding the right roles is because I grew up a part of the conversation with my dad’s music and their shows,” Hewson says by phone from New York, casually dropping a reference to her dad’s super group — U2.
“Ever since we were kids he would always ask me and my sister: ‘What do you think? Did you like this song? Do you like that chorus? Did you like that set list?’ We’ve always been encouraged to develop our own opinions and so I’ve been able to, hopefully, bring that into my own career.”
Hewson is on her way to becoming star in her own right.
In addition to her TV breakout in the defunct period saga “The Knick,” she’s notched a variety of film credits, including the Steven Spielberg drama “Bridge of Spies” and the Nicole Holofcener romantic comedy “Enough Said.”
This Friday she stars in the coming-of-age tale “Paper Year,” the feature directorial debut of Canadian writer/director Rebecca Addelman.
Hewson plays 22-year-old Franny, an aspiring TV writer and newlywed, while her new husband is aspiring actor Dan, played by Vancouver’s Avan Jogia. Andie MacDowell co-stars as Franny’s wary mother and Hamish Linklater is a fellow scribe who takes Franny under his wing when she lands her first writing gig.
The Ottawa-born Addelman, who honed her comedic skills in Toronto before moving to Los Angeles, says the story was inspired by her own experience marrying young, although the specific ways the characters act out has been dramatized.
A fresh, modern and charming look at the messy nature of young love. It tells the story of Franny (Eve Hewson) and Dan (Avan Jogia), a young but madly in love couple, who decide to get married despite their parents’ lack of support. As their first and what is supposed to be best year of marriage drags on, new opportunities and multiple temptations put their relationship to the test. Andie MacDowell also stars as Franny’s mother. Opens in theatres in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa June 22.
After the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday evening (March 4), Eve walked the red carpet of the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Berverly Hills. She was wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Head over to our gallery for high quality pictures from the event! Thanks to my friend Emily at timothee-chalamet.com for the help.
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To celebrate the premiere of Miu Miu Women’s Tales new short film “Hello Apartment”, Eve attended a screening and a dinner alongside co-star Tom Sturridge and director Dakota Fanning.
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Eve is starring in the new Miu Miu Women’s Tales short film titled “Hello Apartment” and directed by Dakota Fanning. I have updated the gallery with everything related to this project including behind the scenes photos, production stills and more. Make sure to watch the film below and if you also want to watch Eve’s interview, you can go here.
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This episode of new Women’s Tales is a tender portrait of a young woman, skipping sensually over days, months and years. It reminds us that we write ourselves into our surroundings. The scars are our stories. Decades later, a much older Ava returns to the same space, the same sun streaming though the large windows, and the memories flood back. “Hello apartment.”
Eve is taking part in the new Miu Miu’s short film for their Women’s Tales production. The film titled “Hello Apartment” is directed by Dakota Fanning. I have added three behind the scenes in our gallery.
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – No mud. No pitchforks. And definitely no “guys in tights running around swashbuckling.” Director Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) knew he would need to lay down a few ground rules if he was going to blow the cobwebs out of Sherwood Forest. But hold on to the hero: “You don’t become a legend for 800 years if you’ve just stolen a few bags of money from rich people to give to the poor,” Bathurst told EW on the Budapest set in April. “In my mind, Robin Hood was this sort of seriously militarized anarchist revolutionary, a freedom thinker and a truth seeker. And the more I got into the story, it just became startling how utterly relevant it is to what’s going on in society now.”
His Robin, 28-year-old Taron Egerton, agrees: “I was approached not long after the first Kingsman movie had come out, and my initial response, to be totally honest, was ‘Why?’ [But] Otto told me he wanted to do something entirely revisionist, something that can’t be tied down to a medieval universe. The first act of the movie, these scenes crusading in Syria, were written like something from The Hurt Locker. It was fantastic, and that was enough to convince me.” Also on board: Merry Men Jamie Foxx (Little John) and Jamie Dornan (Will Scarlett), and The Knick‘s Eve Hewson as Maid Marian. And Ben Mendelsohn steps into the Sheriff of Nottingham’s boots — a role that for many is still defined by the late Alan Rickman in 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. “I ain’t gonna be outdoing him,” he admits. “That performance is a delightful tour de force, and I knew and loved the man. But I get a kick out of [sharing it], and I think he would have too.”
Foxx, for one, is already a Mendelsohn superfan: “He’s venomous. So good. There are some people that can just whup your ass. Him, Samuel Jackson, Viola Davis: ass whuppers.” And he says he too felt galvanized by Bathurst’s vision, freed from the constraints of period-perfect accents, costumes, and soundtrack cues. “I wanted to be part of it because it’s hood, not Robin Hood. He’s making it new and interesting, and it gives it weight.” Though one early promise might have been broken, Egerton admits with a laugh: “I did initially say the only thing I wouldn’t do was wear tights, and the pants did sort of get tighter and tighter… Let’s just call them jeggings now.”