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

Hilary Swank’s Morning Routine Sounds Really Great, Actually

I don’t wash my face in the morning. I put my sunscreen on and I go. I only wash it at night. But I never go to bed without washing my face. When I wake up, I go to the bathroom, put on sunscreen, then I go to the gym or the tennis court or I go on a hike with my dogs. I don’t wake up and shower. I grew up playing sports so for me, exercise is like braiding hair. I was a gymnast, a swimmer, I played basketball. But swimming was really my thing. Now I do weights too — more resistance training because I find that that’s one of the best ways to keep calcium in your bones and to stay flexible. My arms are still quite big from Million Dollar Baby.Read More

Hilary Swank on launching a luxury brand: ‘It’s been such a learning curve’

For Hilary Swank, launching her line of high-performance luxury apparel was a crash course in starting and running a business. She learned every detail, down to the time you’re allowed to hold someone’s credit card number online before you have to reach out and ask for it again.
“Anytime you have hindsight, when you see something in its whole, you want another chance,” said Swank, on what most threw her for a loop when starting a business. “For instance, we launched in October, but didn’t even have the product yet — so we had demand, but a 12-week lead time. Maybe we got ahead of ourselves.”Read More

Hilary Swank on Hollywood’s Pay Gap, Excessive Emails, and Athleisure

When she sits down with Yahoo Style’s very own Joe Zee, two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank talks about her first time on the big screen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, dishes on how many unread emails she has (spoiler alert: It’s over 10,000), and spills the beans on her new athleisure line, Mission Statement. All that, plus her take on the gender pay gap in Hollywood and her true feelings on fruit water. Check out what else happened when Hilary Yahoo’d herself!


Hilary Swank Joins Danny Boyle’s FX Limited Series ‘Trust’

Academy Award winner Hilary Swank has been cast in a leading role in the upcoming FX limited series “Trust,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Swank will star as Gail Getty, mother of the kidnapped John Paul Getty III, heir to the Getty oil fortune. It is left to her to pay her son’s multi-million dollar ransom, despite the fact she is broke.

The role marks Swank first TV role since the late 1990’s, when she appeared on such shows as “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Leaving LA,” and “Camp Wilder.” Since then, she has forged an impressive film career, winning Oscars for both “Million Dollar Baby” in 2005 and “Boys Don’t Cry” in 2000. She also won Golden Globes for both films, and was also nominated for a Globe for her role in the TV movie “Iron Jawed Angels.”

Swank will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky“ opposite Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, and “55 Steps” with Helena Bonham Carter and Jeffrey Tambor. She is repped by WME and attorney Jeffrey Bernstein.

The first installment of the series is set to debut on FX in January 2018. Swank joins a cast that includes Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty, the great oil man and founder of the Getty family dynasty.

The 10-episode first installment of “Trust” is set in 1973, when the young Getty is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a huge ransom. The series charts the young man’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The Italian police think it’s a prank and decline to investigate. Paul’s father is lost in a heroin daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. His grandfather is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by five mistresses and a pet lion. Only his mother Gail is left to negotiate with increasingly desperate kidnappers.

The series is being executive produced by Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Written by Beaufoy and directed by Boyle, the first installment will be produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited.

Production will begin in June in London and Rome.

Source: http://variety.com

Hilary Swank’s Mission Statement is a preview of athleisure’s next phase

With Mission Statement, her line of chic “high-performance” apparel that launched in October, Hilary Swank — yes, the two-time Oscar-winning actress — is onto something.

She’s not the first celebrity to launch a collection in the space popularly known as athleisure: Beyoncé has Ivy Park, Kate Hudson has Fabletics, Carrie Underwood has Calia — and that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. And, though noteworthy, the fact that she’s setting a precedent for celebs linked with lines (many of whom are cool with contributing their name and calling it a day) is just icing on the cake. (“I’m doing everything,” she said, regarding the business side of Mission Statement, during a recent call from L.A.)

What the brand really has going for it is that it backs two trends that are on the upswing in the athleisure market: a lifestyle component and a look that skews more “ready-to-wear” than “yoga-ready.”Read More

Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon to Star in Drama ‘What They Had’

Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and Robert Forster are set to star in What They Had, a drama from writer-director Elizabeth Chomko.

Blythe Danner and Taissa Farmiga are also part of the film’s ensemble cast.

Unified’s Keith Kjarval (Inland Empire), Bill Holderman (A Walk In The Woods), Bona Fide Productions’ Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger (Little Miss Sunshine) and June Pictures’ Alex Saks and Andrew Duncan (Thoroughbred) are producing the indie, which is set to begin production March 22 in Chicago.

The story is centers on a woman (Swank) who must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, played by Danner, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.

Chomko is an actress and playwright making her screen directorial debut with What They Had. Her script for the film was a recipient Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.

“Elizabeth is an exceptionally talented new voice and we are excited to be partnering with her on her extraordinarily moving directorial debut,” said Unified’s Kjarval. “Hers is a very personal story about a subject that affects millions of people around the world.”

Unified Film Fund II is financing the venture. The fund is allowing Unified to produce three films a year with budgets up to $10 million. Ride, directed by Jeremy Unger and starring Bella Thorne and Jessie T Usher, is the first film from the fund.

WME Global is repping What They Had’s worldwide rights.

Swank, repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman, last starred as a pianist dealing with ALS in 2014’s You’re Not You. She will next be seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky.

Shannon, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in last year’s Nocturnal Animals, recently wrapped the all-star war drama Horse Soldiers. He is repped by CAA, Wetzel Entertainment and Morris Yorn.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com

The One Percent to be filmed in Ohio

A state legislator says a new television series will be filmed in northeastern Ohio.

Rep. Kirk Schuring announced this week that the company producing “The One Percent” has committed to the Canton area and northeastern Ohio for filming that’s expected to start in 2018.

The Repository in Canton reports entertainment websites say the drama series will feature Hilary Swank and Greg Kinnear as a couple struggling to save the family farm.

Source: http://www.kansas.com

Garance chats with Hilary Swank in a new #PMF.

This interview with Hilary Swank is one of those conversations where after five minutes, you notice the whole team sitting in a circle, taking in every single word. This is what happens when someone talks with such authenticity and honesty, you become totally mesmerized. It’s also probably part of what makes Hilary such a wonderful actress and such a magnetic person – impossible not to love.

Today we talk about her early years growing up in a trailer park and playing competitive sports, both of which instilled a work ethic and confidence in herself that would push her to become one the most respected actresses in Hollywood. She recently launched Mission Statement, a clothing collection that combines high performance and fashion, and I wanted to know more about that venture. We laughed, we cried, and we went deep! I hope you’ll love this Pardon My French episode as much as I do!Read More