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 she or he had amusing doing it.
‘I don’t discover make-out scenes embarrassing in any respect. Everyone is aware of the right way to kiss.’
“It was nice — I used to be the solely lady on set, I acquired all the consideration,” the 27-year-old tells Alexa with a twinkle in her sky-blue eyes.
Hollywood can be listening to Hewson, the daughter of U2 frontman Bono and activist-entrepreneur Ali Hewson. With her dramatic coloring, easygoing persona 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 woman. “Everyone is aware of the right way to kiss. We’ve all had loads of apply. 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 each day life.”
In truth, Hewson had such a blast with Dornan, the “50 Shades of Gray” hunk, that she needed to disguise her giggles throughout their lip locks. “Jamie and I get alongside very 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 feel it was a bit of unusual for us once we acquired alongside instantly, and then it was like, ‘Oh s – – t, we’ve to kiss now.’”
Puckering up with Egerton (who, like Dornan, “has a really cool vital different”) was additionally a goof. “Taron may be very enticing, and he’s acquired a sick physique,” says Hewson matter-of-factly. “They need to have finished a unadorned scene with simply Taron and Jamie wrestling in 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 wood and tight-fitting, which can or could not have led to a tiny harm. “I feel I acquired a splinter,” says Hewson. “Name the medic!” she bellows. “I can’t work in these situations.”
“I like stunts,” provides Hewson, who has taken dance classes since she was a baby. “I need to be the next feminine Tom Cruise, or simply the next 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 carrying 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 Ladies’s Tales” sequence, 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 carrying boys’ garments and placing some heels on and some eyeliner.”
And she or he actually 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 different particular person — it’s known as a slag. I grew up at school with all the guys simply ripping it into all the ladies. They’d by no means purchase you a drink, they’d by no means inform you you regarded fairly; that was simply unparalleled, 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, have 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 they discover it offensive.” Her protection: “‘I’m simply Irish, sorry. I swear, I feel you’re enticing.’”
Maybe this has contributed to her sad-sack love life, which she likes to lampoon. “Third wheeling with my mother and father 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 alleged to have dated actors Max Minghella and James Lafferty. “They really feel sorry for me, so that they embrace me of their actions.
“My pals 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 preserve asking them, and they simply don’t. I’m this near going on Christian Mingle, I swear to God,” she provides, cracking up.
If Hewson appears, nicely, regular, it’s as a result of her mother and father did their utmost to convey their 4 kids up like common children in the suburbs of Dublin. “We have now an in depth group; my mother and father’ pals are their pals from highschool, and their children are my pals. We’re like a co-dependent, loopy household, and we like to be round one another.”
In fact, Hewson additionally jetsetted throughout the world with her father’s band. Was it enjoyable? “F – – ok yeah! It’s the finest. We acquired to run round and trigger havoc.”
It’s due to certainly one of her tour tutors, Erica Dunton, that Hewson turned an actress in the first place. Author and director Dunton forged the then-teenager as an Irish hitchhiker in her 2008 drama “The 27 Membership.” Hewson was hooked, shifting to New York for drama college just a few years later. She then landed roles in Nicole Holofcener’s “Sufficient Stated” (certainly one of James Gandolfini’s remaining motion pictures) and Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”
Next, 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 numerous arms going totally different locations and numerous cocaine-fueled sexual activity,” she says gleefully. This yr, she channeled a newlywed in the indie dramedy “Paper 12 months.”
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 likely be passing for an opium fiend. “I plan on not doing any analysis,” says Hewson, grinning. “I feel I’ll simply act.”
Vogue 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.