Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson reveals: “I was absolutely a boy for two years of my childhood”

Eve says she made everyone call her Elliot!

Eve... aka Elliot!
Eve… aka Elliot!

Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson may be an extremely glamorous young woman now, but she has admitted that as a child, she referred to herself as a boy.

The actress is currently involved with Steven Spielberg’s latest flick Bridge of Spies, and she revealed that as a kid her favourite movie was the director’s smash hit ET – so much so that she wanted to be lead character Elliot.

“It’s so fun to work with Steven. I was obsessed with ET when I was a kid,” she said.  “I cut off all my hair and made everyone call me Elliot. I was absolutely a boy for two years of my childhood.

Eve and dad Bono!
Eve and dad Bono!

“My mum would say ‘Eve, dinner’s ready’ before going ‘sorry, I mean Elliot, dinner’s ready’,” she told The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The 24-year-old also opened to the US host about being slagged about her ‘changing accent’, saying:

“I’m Irish. I actually got in a lot of trouble the last time I was on the show from all my friends in Dublin.

“They were like ‘Oh we saw you on Jimmy Fallon, you were really good but you sounded American’.”

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