Eve Hewson lands role in Brad Pitt’s Formula 1 film

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Eve Hewson is currently on the promotional track for her new Apple TV+ series ‘Bad Sisters,’ which is getting great reviews – including an A+ from our Cahir O’Doherty a few weeks ago – but the Irish actress is dreaming of a hopeful film role promised to him by Brad Pitt.

Hewson was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on August 15 and opened up about her obsession with Formula 1 racing that she developed while glued to the Netflix series “Drive to Survive” during the pandemic.

She told Fallon she was “completely addicted” to the show and the “magnificent” F1 drivers, and while having dinner with her manager, who also ran Brad Pitt’s career, the manager told Hewson that one of Pitt’s next films is based on Formula 1.

“I was like, ‘Get Brad Pitt on the phone right now,'” Hewson recalled to Fallon.

Sure enough, it happened, and the Irish actress – daughter of U2 frontman Bono and his wife Ali Hewson – made a personal pitch.

“I said, ‘I’ll do anything in this movie, I’ll get a line, I’ll be on the pit crew, I’ll do whatever you want…I have to be in this movie,'” said Hewson. to Pitt.

Pitt’s answer? “He said, ‘I’m such a fan, I’ve watched ‘Behind Her Eyes’ twice. You’re in, kid,” Hewson relayed — “Behind His Eyes” being the 2021 Netflix miniseries that critics and viewers loved it.

Pitt’s untitled film will be an Apple Studios production and is backed by F1 superstar Louis Hamilton.

Hewson is still unsure of her role. “I feel like we had a verbal agreement over the phone, and if you say it on national TV, it’s legally binding,” she joked with Fallon.

Hewson believes that one day she will follow in her famous parents’ footsteps and choose a cause dear to her to promote.

“I haven’t found the right thing yet, or the time to do it,” she told the UK Independent. “I’m not afraid of it. I feel like when the time is right, I’ll choose something.

For now, she’s focused on her career and wherever that takes her, literally. She lives out of a suitcase, she says, and plants temporary roots wherever the next job takes her.

“I float around in a suitcase and take my cat everywhere with me,” she says.

*This column first appeared in the August 24 edition of the weekly Irish Voice, sister publication to IrishCentral.

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