Hollywood star Hilary Swank visits South Australia’s Minton Farm Native Animal Rescue Centre

When two-time Oscar-winning actor Hilary Swank asked to visit an animal rescue centre in Adelaide’s south earlier this month, she was regretfully told no.

A case of unfortunate timing meant Minton Farm Native Animal Rescue Centre owners Glenn and Beverley Langley would be away and unable to open their not-for-profit facility for the superstar.

However the animal-loving US actor was determined to get up close and personal with some of the centre’s 300 orphaned and injured animals so her assistant rescheduled the visit for yesterday.

In Adelaide to film Australian sci-fi thriller I Am Mother — a futuristic film about a generation of humans raised by a mother robot following the extinction of mankind — the 43-year-old and her partner took time out from their busy schedule to spend about 90 minutes at the Cherry Gardens-based facility.

“We went into the hospital and I showed her all the injured animals in there and the way we rehabilitate them,” Mrs Langley said.

“She was very grateful for allowing her to come here, because we’re not open to the public and (she was) very supportive of the work we were doing.”

But it was the emus that captured the Hollywood actor’ heart during the visit.Read More

Logan Lucky DVD Release Date

From Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s trilogy) comes a combustible caper comedy with a twist. Logan Luckyraces to Digital on November 14, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on November 28, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Logan Lucky stars Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street ), Emmy® nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Paterson), Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” Ted), Riley Keough (“The Girlfriend Experience,” It Comes at Night), Katie Holmes (All We Had, Batman Begins), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice, Alien: Covenant), Dwight Yoakam (Sling Blade, Panic Room), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: Civil War, The Martian), Brian Gleeson (Mother!, Snow White and the Huntsman), and Jack Quaid (“Vinyl,” The Hunger Games), with Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (The Homesman, Million Dollar Baby) and Daniel Craig (Road to Perdition, James Bond franchise).

Hoping to reverse a ‘curse’ that’s hung over his family for generations, Jimmy Logan (Tatum) hatches a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’S biggest race of the year. He convinces his bartender brother Clyde (Driver) and hairdresser sister Mellie (Keough) to help him pull everything off–but first they have to break the bomb-maker Joe Bang (Craig) out of jail in broad daylight. Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank plays a no-nonsense FBI agent determined to bring the Logans to justice and keep them from racing away with the loot in this high speed caper from director Steven Soderbergh.

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Mission Statement: Hilary Swank’s New Luxury Clothing Line Merges High Fashion With High Performance

When Academy Award-winning actress and producer, Hilary Swank, couldn’t find clothing that met all of her lifestyle needs she designed it herself. After years of perfecting the concept, in the fall of 2016 she launched her start-up Mission Statement, a new crossover women’s clothing category that goes far beyond athleisure and merges high-fashion design with high-performance textiles.

Swank’s superbly constructed collection offers an array of jackets, dresses, sports bras, and pants with a variety of layer-able separates made from sumptuous technical fabrics that are eco-friendly like washable cashmere and leather.

Swank’s outerwear is exceptional both in terms of style and materials as well as versatility and construction. The sports bras look and fit more like a well-constructed bustier rather then the bust crushing alternatives. Her thoughtfully designed tennis-inspired dresses easily transition from the courts to an elegant dinner with a change of shoes and fit like couture. Her leggings (just like her sports bras) support you in all of the right places without constricting blood flow or cutting into you when worn for prolonged periods.Read More

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

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

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

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!