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All About Eve

Rock princess Eve Hewson, daughter of Bono, will make her first major acting debut in the Sean Penn film This Must Be the Place, set for commercial release in January. The recent N.Y.U. grad posed in a variety of holiday outfits at her November-issue Vanities shoot.

By Krista Smith

Photographs by Williams & Hirakawa


PROVENANCE: Dublin, Ireland.

AGE: 21.

ROCK STARLET: Despite growing up as music royalty—Bono is her father—Hewson, who graduates from N.Y.U. this December, had a grounded childhood. “My parents work really hard to make sure that we don’t feel entitled. They just don’t spoil us. They want us to work for things.”

PARENTAL SUPPORT: When Hewson decided as a teenager to become an actress, her parents at first had misgivings. “I think because they’ve been around that world and they know what Hollywood is, especially for a woman—it can be really difficult.” They’ve since become enthusiastic supporters. “They’re excited about it now, almost too much. They’re like obsessed parents, but it’s cute.”

BIG START: Hewson landed her first major movie role in the Sean Penn film This Must Be the Place, which debuted at Sundance this year and is set for commercial release in January. She says of her co-star, “He was actually really fun. He wasn’t as Method as you’d think. It was a fun set.”

IRISH-AMERICAN GIRL: In addition to an untitled project with indie darling Nicole Holofcener in the works, Hewson is planning to move from New York to L.A. following her graduation. And she speaks without an Irish lilt these days. “When I go home, all of my friends are like, ‘Shut up with that American accent. You’re Irish. You better talk like an Irish person.’ ”

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Interview with Krista Smith

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