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Netflix star Eve Hewson tells of how dad Bono would 'humiliate' her when he did the school run

"We were so humiliated but that is the kind of dad he is. He knows how to embarrass us, that is for sure."

Eve Hewson (Ian West//PA)

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson has told how her famous father would love to embarrass her and her siblings when he did the school run on breaks in between world tours.

Eve, who is starring in Netflix thriller Behind Her Eyes, told Ryan Tubridy on last night’s Late Late Show that when her rock star dad drove herself, Jordan, Eli and John to school in Dublin he would make a point of drawing attention to them.

She said: "When he was home, he would love to drive us to school because that was the time he got to spend with us and talk to us.

"He would drive in his dressing gown and his shades. In the traffic on the Blackrock Road, he liked to put on Backstreet Boys really loud and start dancing in the traffic.

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"We were so humiliated but that is the kind of dad he is. He knows how to embarrass us, that is for sure."

However, Eve admitted that while she didn't inherit his singing voice, she did get the "desire for attention" from him.

As for her mum, Ali, she said: "My mum is a sort of mysterious woman and I wouldn't be able to reveal her traits.

“She is pretty smart and I have called her a few times crying when I haven't got the job that I wanted.

"She has always told me to get on with it, you are in love with this thing and to keep going because the right thing will come up."

Bono with his wife Ali and daughters Eve and Jordan in 2016

The Behind Her Eyes actress admitted that she questioned her career choice at the start but that landing a part in The Luminaries reminded her of her love for acting.

She said: "There was a certain point where I questioned whether I wanted to keep going.

"It's a really difficult business to be in, especially for women.

"I just had some experiences that I didn't really like and I didn't think it was worth it, really.

"It was the roles I had been auditioning for I think. When you get a little bit of success, they will sort of want to pigeon hole you as the girlfriend.

"You end up getting all the roles that are sort of more tailored to pleasing a male audience and I wasn't suited for that.

"I didn't want to be in that box so that was sort of why I was rethinking everything."

She added: "But after the MeToo movement, things changed and I ended up reading the script for the Luminaries and I thought it was such a powerful female role.

"I booked it and I thought, 'I'll give it a shot and see if I still love it' and I ended up falling in love with it again."

She also revealed that when then pandemic hit last March, her mum insisted that she return home to Ireland.

"I usually live in New York and so does my sister and when it all happened my mum called us and said we had to come home.

"She loves having all four of her kids in the house at the same time, so she was in heaven.

"We moved home and I have basically been living in Dublin for all of 2020 and now I am over in London by myself."

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