Eve Hewson is all set to join Tessa Thompson in the upcoming period drama film Hedda. Produced by MGM’s Orion Pictures and Plan B by Nia DaCosta, Thompson will play the lead role as Hedda Hopper, a 1950s power broker from Hollywood. Meanwhile, Eve Hewson will play the role of Vivien Leigh, an American actress occasionally targeted by Hopper’s publications.
Hewson has always been famous for his iconic roles in Netflix’s Bridgerton and Hulu’s High Fidelity. Her casting in Hedda was astonishing, but now after her addition, the film has gotten much in talks and is making the headlines. If seen from Eve’s perspective, this film can prove to be very important for her career and will definitely be a thrilling addition to her resume.
This periodical drama claims to depict the most controversial relationship of the 1950s between Hedda and Vivienne, the relationship between the most famous women in 1950s Hollywood. Thompson has played the role of a ruthless journalist, while Husson will be seen as Vivien Leigh. Directed by Lemmons, the film will be the most anticipated and must-watch film for all Hollywood lovers.
Hedda was announced in 2021; since then, the film has been under production; however, now it is being heard that Eve Hewson will be playing Vivien Leigh. Fans are eager to see what stories this film tells about women’s history and Hollywood culture during this tumultuous period. With such an extraordinary cast lined up for this movie, viewers can expect an enthralling story full of twists and turns as we watch these two powerful characters clash at every turn!
Hedda Gabler’ has been adapted for both the big and small screen in the past as Ingrid Bergman featured in a BBC television production in 1962, while Sir Trevor Nunn’s 1975 film version of ‘Hedda’ earned Glenda Jackson an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the character.
Eve Hewson, in one of her interviews with The Independent: “My life definitely wasn’t normal. It was normal half the time, and … no, none of it was normal.”
She mentioned that she went through a situation where he felt like an “outsider,” and she later explained how her situation is quite similar to the role of Elliott from the film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”
She added, “I was so in love with that movie that I connected to the idea of him sort of feeling like an outsider. But everybody talks about Elliott, like on my birthday they’ll chant ‘Elliott’. Everyone knew Elliott.”