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Behind Her Eyes Star Eve Hewson on Almost Giving Up Acting

Eve Hewson Almost Gave Up Acting Before Starring in Behind Her Eyes

Behind Her Eyes star Eve Hewson appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show on March 1 and let viewers in on a little secret: she almost gave up acting for good. "I had a funny moment where I was auditioning for a lot of things, and I was just really tired of auditioning to play the girlfriend with boobs to be perfectly honest," she told Clarkson. "I wasn't interested in the roles that were out there. I didn't like it. A lot of the roles were there to serve the man in the story or please a male audience. I just felt like, 'I love acting, but do I love it enough to really want to put myself in these shoes?'"

She went on to explain the moment in her career that became the turning point for her, a book-to-TV adaptation called The Luminaries. "I almost gave up, and then #MeToo happened, and I read the script for The Luminaries, and it was this incredible female protagonist going through the same themes — she was fighting the same themes that I was fighting in my career," Hewson said. "It was so interesting and such a wonderful opportunity, and I thought, 'OK, maybe I shouldn't quit, maybe I should give this a try and see where it goes.'" She added: "I ended up having this magical sort of romance, falling in love with acting again on this show, so [The Luminaries] means a lot to me for that reason."

Watch the full interview above.

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