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Hilary Swank on grit, love, trans rights – and her three-year screen break

Hilary Swank has already raced through a full day’s schedule before the LA restaurant where we meet has had time to switch its menu from breakfast to lunch. She has taken her father to a doctor’s appointment, held a conference call for her new clothing line, Mission Statement, and run to a meeting about one of the three TV shows she is currently producing, along with three films. “Constant everything!” she grins, looking casual and efficient in a sundress. She has arrived just in time to order a piece of salmon – to go. The two-time Oscar winner still has a lot left to accomplish.

Swank, 44, has been having a busy summer. If you haven’t seen her for a while, that is due to her making a necessary choice. Just before Christmas 2014, her father Stephen, a former chief master sergeant in the Oregon air national guard, underwent a life-saving lung transplant. For three years, Swank was his sole live-in carer, which meant saying no to Hollywood – or, as she phrases it: “I was saying yes to something else that I wanted to be a part of.”
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Hilary Swank’s Affordable Luxury Brand Mission Statement Launches Exclusively at Nordstrom

Big news for Hilary Swank this week! First her wedding to Philip Schneider and now her affordable luxury lifestyle brand Mission Statement has announced that they are partnering up with Nordstrom as their exclusive retailer, joining the ranks of similar limited-distribution brands Topshop, Charlotte Tilbury, Sezane and Reformation.

The iconic department store will carry more than 10 pieces from the Oscar-winning actress’ brand, which was founded on the notion that chic clothing should be made to work for all aspects of life. But not only that — every single item in the Mission Statement collection is designed for women, by women, working with heritage design factories to create pieces in the finest Italian fabrics. In other words: the line merges high fashion, high function and high performance.

And the prices won’t exactly break the bank, either. You will soon be able to snap up Mission Statement jackets, layering tops, versatile leggings and couture cut dresses made of cashmere, leather and luxury woven fabrics starting at $145 and up to investment pieces at $1,150.

Swank released a statement about her collection’s latest venture via publicist expressing her excitement about the partnership. “Whether you’re looking for washable lather and cashmere … or comfy pants that looks as good paired with sneakers traveling on an airplane as they do wearing heels attending a cocktail party, Mission Statement has the, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Nordstrom on bringing this line to women who are focused on achieving their personal Mission Statement.”

Source: https://www.usmagazine.com/

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Toronto: Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali, Maggie Gyllenhaal to Keynote Festival

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Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal are set to take part in candid conversations as part of the Toronto Film Festival’s In Conversation With… series, organizers said Thursday.

Swank, in Toronto to tout What They Had, the directorial debut from screenwriter Elizabeth Chomko, will talk about her Oscar-winning career, as will fellow Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, who is bringing his latest film, Peter Farrelly’s 1960s-set road trip movie Green Book, to TIFF for a world bow.

Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com

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Hilary Swank Marries boyfriend Philip Schneider in the Redwoods

Actor and producer Hilary Swank and social venture entrepreneur Philip Schneider’s love story started with a seemingly bottomless brunch that went on forever. “It was a blind date set up by actor Misha Collins’s wife Vicki and another close friend Jean. We met at 10:00 a.m. and parted ways at 11:00 p.m.,” Hilary laughs. “We clearly enjoyed our time!”

A year and a half later, the two were getting engaged. “We don’t know why waited that long!” Hilary admits. The setting was Colorado, where they were on vacation, and it was 2016. “We stumbled upon a beautiful sanctuary deep in the mountains,” Hilary remembers. “It had a stunning waterfall that cascades down to rustic cabins built in the 1800s surrounded by beautiful pines and big skies. One evening, Philip dropped to his knee in front of the waterfall and proposed—he sweetly made sure my dogs were nearby so they could bear witness!”

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Categories Movies News

Hilary Swank To Star In Deon Taylor-Directed Noir Thriller Fatale

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has been set to star in Deon Taylor’s noir thriller Fatale.

Fatale centers on a married man who is tricked into a murder scheme by a seductive female police detective. Swank plays the detective. Taylor, whose next film is the Screen Gems’ thriller The Intruder, is directing Fatale and producing with his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace and Obsessed) wrote the screenplay. Dante Spinotti will be the DP, marking his third collaboration with Taylor.

Production begins in Los Angeles next month. Endeavor Content will handle worldwide sales. Roxanne Avent will oversee the production for Hidden Empire Film Group, which is fully financing the movie.

Said Taylor: “Getting tough, smart, beautiful, and perplexing all in one performance is daunting – until you get Hilary Swank, then you breathe easier and things get really exciting. We’re really looking forward to making this movie and letting Hilary do what she does best – command the screen.”

Swank’s latest film, What They Had, opens in October through Bleecker Street. She stars alongside Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Josh Lucas.

Taylor’s upcoming film The Intruder stars Dennis Quaid, Meaghan Good and Michael Ealy and was acquired by Sony’s Screen Gems in a worldwide rights deal. Taylor separately produced with director Jamie Foxx the comedy feature All-Star Weekend, starring Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Gerard Butler, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven, Jessica Szohr. Under his new Dark Circus banner, Taylor also wrapped the Meet the Blacks sequel The House Next Door starring Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Rick Ross, Danny Trejo, Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, Andrew Bachelor (aka ‘King Batch’), and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner.

Taylor’s projects are financed by his longtime business partner and lead investor, Robert F. Smith, who founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and is the firm’s Managing Principal.

Swank and Taylor are both represented by WME.

Source: https://deadline.com