Born Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson (her parents soon dropped the 'Memphis’ for fear of bullying), she attributes her youthful obsession with E. – and with film in general – to growing up in the stunning but sleepy Killiney Bay, on the coast south of Dublin.'There wasn’t a whole lot of things to do at the weekend.In what she calls her 'first big project’, Eve plays Lucy Elkins, a wide-eyed young nurse from West Virginia. And while it may well have made her the envy of women the world over, her first, somewhat sordid, sex scene with Owen was terrifying too. 'And then we did it, and I realised it’s not a big deal at all.
So we would usually just have our friends over and go down to Xtra-vision [the local video shop] and get a movie,’ she shrugs.
It was a former tutor (and aspiring film-maker), Erica Dunton, who first introduced her to acting.
But then you’re looking at these two faces that you’ve idolised your whole life, and it’s just a really surreal thing.’ Hewson’s off-duty style has a definite rock-star edge to it: skinny jeans, plaid shirt, leather biker jacket, black nail polish.
Did she ever, I wonder, consider following her father into a career in music instead?
The wedding included family members and the couples three children.
Martin (Dean) is an actress, she played a classroom kid in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit among other projects.hen Eve Hewson left her native Dublin, aged 18, to study acting at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts in New York, her parents decided to relocate too.'I didn’t invite them; they just came,’ she laughs, rolling her pale blue eyes.'They didn’t try to stop me, but they were vocal about its downsides – the fact that you get judged every day, particularly as a woman, for the way that you look, and that it’s not an easy life,’ she says. Kings of Leon backstage access aside, hers seems to have been a very solid, down-to-earth upbringing for the offspring of a global superstar.'We didn’t grow up caring about the flashy things; my parents are not very scene-y,’ she says.'There was one time that I went to a party and my mum was there, and I was like, “Urgh, I’m trying to live my life in New York and my mother’s here,”’ she mock-laments.