Eve Hewson has opened up about three important things in her life – her dad Bono, working with James Gandolfini and Clive Owen’s penis.
The 23-year-old actress appears in the new US TV series, The Knick.
She plays a nurse called Lucy in the period drama and one of the things her character has to do is inject Clive’s character with liquid cocaine…in his penis.
In an interview with TheDailyBeast.com Eve reveals the embarrassing moment she had to film the scene, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh.
“Yes, I will brag about that until the day that I die,” she says. “It’s a great scene, but it’s literally the tip of the iceberg, pardon the pun, in terms of what happens over the course of this season with their relationship.”
The Irish actress added:
“When we shot it that day we had so much crazy stuff to do in the span of a few days. I genuinely wasn’t even thinking about shooting that scene because I was so concerned about the other things I had to do...
“It was like, ‘First up: oh s**t, we’re doing that penis scene’.
“After reading the whole season I was far more concerned about other wild things we had to do.
“But it was a very bizarre scene to shoot. Because I was like, how close do my hands get?
“Steven’s on the bed shooting behind, like, shooting Clive’s bare ass. And I’m supposed to be leaning down – like how close to do I need to get to him in terms of perspective?
“It was a little awkward, I’m not going to lie. But Clive was a good sport about it.”
Eve also reflects on working with the late actor James Gandolfini.
She worked with the star in one of his final projects, playing his daughter in the romantic film, Enough Said.
One of her biggest regrets, she says, is not hanging out with The Sopranos actor. She says that after the cast dinner the father-of-two invited her out for what was apparently a night on the town.
“I just remember James Gandolfini being so amazing. At the end of dinner he came down and sat in front of me with a martini. And he looked at me and goes, ‘So? Where are we going?’
“I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ And he said, ‘Are we going out? Let’s go out. We should go out’.”
Eve turned him down because she “didn’t have a car at the time” and didn’t know how she would get back to her hotel.
“It’s one of my biggest regrets – that I didn’t go out with him that night.”’
As for her real father, U2 rocker Bono, she says the 54-year-old and her mom Ali Hewson weren’t too keen on her choice of career.
“[I] basically said to my dad… ‘I’m just as passionate about movies as you were about music, and when you were 18 you wouldn’t let anyone stop you so you’ve gotta let me do this’.
“He was like, ‘Oh s**t. I do’. He was like, ‘Crap’.”