Bono's actress daughter Eve Hewson claims his fame was a hindrance to her career
Eve Hewson is the daughter of the actress of U2 rock star Bono. (AP)
Eve Hewson - the daughter of the actress of U2 writer Bono - has claimed that her father's fame was an obstacle to her career.
The star of the new BBC drama The Luminaries admitted that a rock star dad helped her take a break in Hollywood, but also believes that this gave people little expectation of her acting skills.
28-year-old Hewson told the Radio Times: “In the beginning it was easier for me to get in the door. Some of the friends I went to dinner with [New York School of Arts] are the most talented actors, but it was difficult for me to audition.
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“It was never a problem for me, and I think it's because of my family. The system shouldn't work that way, of course, but if the door is open, go through the door.
“It can be a bit of a hindrance because they can't separate you from your father or see you as an individual.
Eve Hewson with Papa Bono at the Vanity Fair Oscars part 2013. (AP)
"They often have very low expectations and they really don't think you will be good. And then you're pretty good and they're pretty surprised. "
The actress - the second of four children Bono shares with his wife, Irish activist Alison Hewson - plays Anna Wetherell in the BBC's new period drama The Luminaries.
Hewson made her acting debut with her older sister Jordan in the short film Lost and Found from 2005.
Eve Hewson as Anna Wetherell in "The Luminaries". (BBC)
She studied acting at the Tisch School of Arts in New York and had her breakthrough role in the film This Must Be The Place with Sean Penn and Frances McDormand in 2011.
Hewson starred in the HBO series The Knick alongside Clive Owen in 2014 and played Tom Hanks' daughter in Bridge of Spies in 2015.
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She is also known for playing Maid Marian in the Robin Hood movie starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx in 2018.
Hewson revealed that she always wanted to be an actress.
"The Luminaries" stars Eeve Hewson, Eva Green and Himesh Patel. (BBC)
She said, "I was a really bad student. I was one of those kids who said, 'I'm not going to apply, they're all bulls ***, why am I here?
"I had to go to North Carolina alone to film while everyone else was at school. Then I realized I wanted to do that."
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