Hilary Swank Returns to the Big Screen

After a three-year break from acting, Hilary Swank is back on the big screen. Her new role as an FBI investigator in the comic action film “Logan Lucky,” directed by Steven Soderbergh, is her first appearance in a movie since she went on hiatus to take full-time care of her father, who was diagnosed with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“When you walk away from that one thing that defines you, you say…‘I’m so much more than that,’ ” she says. “I’m a woman. I’m a daughter. I have other ambitions.”

A two-time Academy Award winner for her performances as a transgender teen in “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999) and a boxer in “Million Dollar Baby” (2004), Ms. Swank, 43, plays a dogged detective in her latest. In the film, she tries to track down the thieves who took cash from a Nascar raceway.

She is known for portraying tough characters. “I like strong people, people who really stand for something and have backbones,” she says. “I’m drawn to people who are underdogs, who have to be strong, maybe because of my own circumstances.”

Ms. Swank grew up in a trailer park in Bellingham, Wash., where her mother was an executive assistant and her father was a chief master sergeant in the Washington Air National Guard.Read More

55 Steps at TIFF

55 Steps will have world premiere at TIFF.

Hilary Swank, Helena Bonham Carter, and Jeffrey Tambor star in this fact-based drama about a mentally ill woman fighting the powerful psychiatric establishment for greater self-control, and the lawyer who becomes her champion and friend.

The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017 and the festival schedule will be released on August 22nd.

Hilary Swank Is Poised to Become the Next Great Lifestyle Guru

These days, being just an actress doesn’t cut it—even if you’re a really, really good one. Hollywood 2.0 is all about the side hustle, whether it’s opening a restaurant, investing in a promising tech startup, or, in Hilary Swank’s case, launching a clothing line that reimagines one of the biggest fashion trends in recent years.

Late last year, the Oscar-winning actress joined the ranks of stars-turned-lifestyle gurus like Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Ellen DeGeneres and introduced Mission Statement, an activewear brand that redefines athleisure with pieces that you can wear to the gym and beyond. “I couldn’t find anything to address my needs as a modern woman juggling a million different things,” Swank recently told InStyle. “So I decided to make it myself.” Here, more from Swank about her label and burgeoning lifestyle empire.Read More

Trust on the Set – August 3 2017

Hilary was spotted in the historical centre of Rome on the set of the FX new serie “Trust” based on the abduction of John Paul Getty III in Rome on 1971. The serie is directed by academy award director Danny Boyle.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Trust On the Set – August 3 2017

Happy Birthday Hilary!

We would like to wish Hilary HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Hope she is spending the time well with her family and friends and enjoying her day.

Trust on the Set – July 19 2017

Hilary tries sexy costume and makeup for TV series Trust. She has been tapped to join the cast of FX’s forthcoming drama series Trust. The Academy Award-winning actress will play Gail Getty, John Paul Getty III’s mother, who must gather all her resources to save her son from kidnappers—without the help of her rich family members.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Trust On the Set – July 19 2017

Wimbledon 2017 – Day Twelve – July 15

Hilary and Philip Schneider attend day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on on July 15 2017 watching The Ladies’ Singles Final between Venus Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza. We all know that Hilary is a huge tennis fan.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Candids Wimbledon 2017 – Day Twelve – July 15 2017

Hilary heard about 2 shelter dogs in need and stepped right in to help

Two puppies have gone from a busy rural animal shelter to living with two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank — who heard they needed a place to stay, and went and offered up her home.

Emily Gear was pretty convinced the email was a prank.

n her mind, there was no way the 42-year-old actress was getting in touch out of the blue to say she wanted to foster a couple of Gear’s rescue puppies.

Gear is founder of Louie’s Legacy, a New York- and Ohio-based nonprofit that gets dogs and cats out of shelters and places them in loving temporary foster homes until they can be adopted.

Two puppies from a shelter in West Virginia were coming into the group. A call was put out for a foster.

You never know who will step up in such a situation. Still, it was a real surprise when Swank — or, as Gear thought at the time, “Hilary Swank” — sent a message.

At first, Gear tells TODAY, “we weren’t sure it was real.”

But the evidence was quite convincing. Soon Gear found herself chatting with Swank about her longtime commitment to animal welfare, her foundation that brings kids and rescue pets together — and then, finally, the logistics of getting these lucky puppies out to California.

Last weekend, Mulder and Scully were flown out by two volunteers, who kept them in the cabin as — Gear’s description — “carry-on pups.”

Swank has been updating Gear on a daily basis ever since. She says the puppies are settling right in to their fantastic new Los Angeles lifestyle.

Swank takes them out hiking, and they have started working with a trainer.

“They are doing great and she has nothing but good things to say about them,” said Gear — adding that Swank’s intention is to adopt one puppy and find another home for the other, but “she says she has no idea how she will choose!”

Source: http://www.today.com/

Hilary Swank talked to Sakara Life about the story behind Mission Statement

Can you tell us a little bit about what makes Mission Statement special and why you created this brand?

Hilary Swank: Well, first of all, it is the first ever cross-over brand. In this world where I think people are, you know, fanatics about the ath-leisure-wear, I think it has gone as far as it can. I feel like it needed to be taken to the next step, which is to have high performance fabrics that are also high luxury. You can go from the gym into your day without looking like you are in your workout clothes. I needed that. Every woman I know around me needed that and I couldn’t find it. So, I created it.

Another part of Mission Statement is about women supporting women. There’s this wave right now, and it is so beautiful, of women coming to work together for the betterment of women. And that hasn’t happened since 1920, since women were really working hard together for the right to vote. And I think that before all of that happened, my underlying purpose of Mission Statement was to encourage women to take an hour for themselves every day to work towards their own personal mission statement. And to me, it’s so important to encourage that in other women because a lot of the time we’re living our life the way someone else has envisioned it. It’s about getting reacquainted with what we want to do in our lives, and working towards it every day. I say, ‘make a choice, make it happen’.Read More