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Joke's on Hew Eve Hewson recalls stealing dad Bono's address book to prank call Justin Timberlake

The 29-year-old actress said that she likes to use Bono’s status to her advantage sometimes and joked that she would call celebrities in his contact book with her sister Jordan when they were younger.


Eve with Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party

Eve with Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party

Eve with Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party

Eve Hewson has revealed how she used to steal rockstar dad Bono's address book to prank call his celebrity pals when she was younger.

The 29-year-old actress joked "one of the best moments" of her life was prank calling singer Justin Timerlake with her sister Jordan.

The starlet told ITV's This Morning: “When I was younger, I stole my dad’s address book and we tried to prank call a few people, but Justin Timberlake picked up and we asked him trivia questions from the back of a cereal box. It was one of the best moments of my life.

“He just kept answering. I don’t know what his need to win is, he must be a very competitive person. I think he was charmed by us,” she added.

The Behind Her Eyes actress also opened up about touring with U2 throughout her childhood.

She said that she loved growing up with a famous father as it allowed her to live an almost double life with a healthy balance of showbiz glamour and her "regular Dublin life".

“It was exceptional. I got the best of both worlds in a sense because I grew up in Dublin and went to school and had my regular Dublin life.

“Every now and then we got to go on tour with my dad and have this magical fun wild rock and roll experience and then just take the train to school again. So, it was a wild balance.”

Speaking about her latest role as Adele Ferguson in Netflix's new psychological thriller series Behind Her Eyes, the Dubliner admitted that she hadn’t read the show’s source material, Sarah Pinborough’s bestselling novel of the same name, before auditioning.

“I never got to actually read the book and get that sort of suspense that everyone else got... I had no idea what I was signing up for!” she said.

She confessed that she initially had trouble getting into character as the cunning Adele but shared her solution with viewers.

She explained: “I was scared that I wasn’t going to be able to reach the levels of aggression that Adele needs to reach.

“There was no time in between scenes to prepare so I got a baseball bat and a pillow and I would just beat that thing right before we did a take. That kind of helped me get into the zone,” she continued.

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