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.
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.
'My sister had moved here a year earlier, to study at Columbia, and I don’t think my mum could cope with losing two kids to the US.
So they conveniently decided to renovate the house and had to be out of it for a year.’ It’s not the sort of transatlantic transplant every family could make. Eve’s parents are the activist and fashion-label founder Ali Hewson and her musician and philanthropist husband, Paul – also known as Bono.
In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Bono and others told the stories of the people killed there.