Hilary Swank managed to soften Clint Eastwood after winning the Oscar in 2005 for her performance in the great million dollar Baby. Her phrase is remembered upon receiving the statuette: “I am a trailer girl who only had a dream.”
Six years earlier and in the same place, the Dolby Theater, the actress who stands out today in the Netflix film Fatale also referred to her difficult past: “It seems that it was worth living in our car,” she said while holding the award that they gave him for his leading role in Boys Don’t Cry.
Swank never forgot what he had to go through to get to the privileged place where he is. He shows it every time he canIn a recent interview, he assured that he still has that mentality of guarding food. She is afraid of running out of food, so there are always rations of something in her bag.
Fatale, a movie that is within the Netflix trends.
“My husband makes fun of me because sometimes I open a protein bar, like a few snacks, and wrap it up again. When I take it out two months later he says to me: ‘Are you going to eat this? I’m sure it’s not even good anymore. ‘ And I tell him: ‘Yes, I’m going to eat it, and it’s there because I’m going to need it one of these days.’ I don’t like to waste, ”he once said in an interview.
Hilary was born 46 years ago in Nebraska and raised in Bellingham, Washington, eating cheap food “from the wrong side of the tracks” in a trailer park.
Fast foods, Ho Hos and Ding dongs snacks, and Mountain Dews sodas were her main menu, although her mother Judy She usually cooked for him and constantly made sure no one went hungry.
“For my mom it was important to find a way to always make sure she was eating. She went into debt to feed us. So, for me, there was a roof over my head, I had food and I didn’t see anything but ‘this is me, living my life,’ ”he commented in a note.
He began his film career with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Photo: AFP.
Because her family was not in a good financial position, Swan suffered discrimination or, as she calls it, the “classism” of the parents of her friends.
When the adults saw their children playing with her in the street, they told their children to go back into the house. And vice versa: when she went to the home of others it did not last long because the grown-ups would simply go and say “Hilary, you have to go.”
Having excelled as an athlete during his elementary years, while in his teens he found a taste for acting and, separation from his parents through, he set out on his way to Los Angeles.
She, a 15-year-old girl, and her mother packed the suitcases and with $ 75 the two of them left by car on their way to adventure.
They traveled south of Hollywood and they lived two months in his car. Sometimes they shared two-dollar breakfasts and collected money dropwise so they could buy a slice of pizza for the night.
Swank on the Cannes festival carpet by The Homesman. Photo: EFE
Far from being a traumatic memory, Swank remembers that time with much love. He celebrates it because it reminds him that he was looking for something he wanted, that he was living his dream.
“My mom really believed in me and her faith made me believe in myself, which is everything. The best gift you can give a child, “the actress understood over the years.
It sounds cliché, but the song of Mercedes sosa “Zone of promises” continues to find nooks and crannies that allows it to continue to perpetuate itself. “It takes time to arrive and in the end there is a reward,” intons the Argentine, a verse that fits perfectly with Swank’s life story.
Swank in Million Dollar Baby. Photo: digitaljournal.com
After fighting for years to get a role in some major Hollywood movie or series and getting bounced off different projects, like Beverly Hills 90210, where it lasted only one season, someone set its eye on her to be a villain of sorts in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
There he began to rub shoulders with the greats, such as Donald sutherland, who would give her advice that marked her with fire. Then they came Karate kid 4, Kounterfeit, Sometimes They Come Back … Again, Heartwood and the consecration Boys Don’t Cry.
The movie of Kimberly peirce led her directly to stardom and to establish herself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
There he played the trans boy Brandon teena And not only did she become a benchmark for acting, but her name also became a symbol of the LGBT community’s fight against discrimination.
Picking up a Spirit award for Boys Don’t Cry. Photo: AP.
Boys Don’t Cry brought to the big screen the real events that led to the rape followed by murder of a Nebraska trans boy in 1993. It is one of the most notorious hate crimes of the late 20th century.
Five years later, the young ex-promise would reaffirm her good art with her leading role in million dollar Baby, Eastwood’s unforgettable film about the relationship of a boxing coach and a female boxer.
After gaining eight and a half kilos and training for six months to appear to be a professional athlete, the Hollywood Academy gave her her well-deserved Oscar again.
Although from there her career remained high and managed to work with filmmakers of the stature of Brian De Palma, Hilary did not hesitate to stop in 2014 for a noble cause: accompany his father in one of the most complicated moments of his life.
With his Oscar for Million Dollar Baby at the 77th ceremony. Photo: AFP.
Stephen was told that he had three years to live and that I urgently needed a lung transplant if he wanted to save himself. The actress believed that it was time to dominate the ball and take care of the person who gave her life as much as possible and help him in whatever way was necessary.
“When you receive the transplant, it can take up to a year to see if it will work. I was in the blessed position where I could take time out, “Swank said.
Luckily for both of them, the organ arrived. At first they thought they only had to wait a year for Stephen to be okay, but there were three and Hilary only started appearing in movies again in 2017. It was the first time that I had stopped working since I was fifteen.
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They arrived 55 steps, The Logans scam, The hunting, Away and the aforementioned Fatale. Global confinement found her resting in Colorado. He had to stay on top of a mountain for months, something that he eventually found a pleasant experience.
She traveled there with a used car that she bought because she didn’t have one and stayed with her four rescued dogs and her businessman husband Philip Schneider, whom she met almost ten years after she broke up with her longtime husband, Chad lowe.
Back in Los Angeles, she looks forward to new projects as she focuses on her apparel brand and her foundation dedicated to reuniting abandoned youth with abandoned dogs.
His story, needless to say, served and continues to serve as an inspiration for those young people in “mobile homes.”
Sources: Health, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Now to love