January Release: Hilary Swank

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January Release: Hilary Swank

(December 10, 2007, New York, NY) Hilary Swank tells W magazine what she thinks of her last three films being box office busts: “It’s the business of a lottery, for lack of a better word. All you have control over is how hard you choose to work. After that, you do your press, and then you let it go. Of course you want something you’ve given birth to to do well. But why sit there and lament over what you don’t have control over?”

Following are other comments from Hilary Swank’s interview found in the January issue of W:

ON BEING IN LOVE WITH HER BOYFRIEND, FORMER AGENT JOHN CAMPISI… “Of course I’m in love. Or I wouldn’t be in this relationship for as long as I’ve been. He’s a great guy.”

ON THE 45 SUPPLEMENTS SHE TAKES EVERYDAY IN ADDITION TO HER VITAMIN INJECTIONS… “This is my Aloe C, which I dissolve in water. Here’s my flax. This one’s for my immune system, and this one is my BrainWave – it’s great, like if I have a lot of lines to memorize. I just took my most important ones, which are my Oz Garcia Longevity Pak. I shoved them in my mouth right before I met you, which I actually shouldn’t do, because I choked on my vitamins once before.”

ON JEFF ROBINOV’S, THE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION AT WARNER BROS., ALLEGED CLAIM THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER BE DOING MOVIES WITH FEMALE LEADS DUE TO RECENT BOX OFFICE DUDS… “Who knows if Jeff really said that or not. I think that’s still up for debate. He says he didn’t say it, and I know that people attribute things to me that I didn’t say. But speaking in general, I think it’s really naive to say, ‘Oh, a woman’s vehicle is not successful,’ because men’s movies have failed at the box office too. Look, I don’t want to name names, but there’s been lots of movies starring men – with big names! – that didn’t do well.”

ON WHY SHE LEFT NEW YORK CITY…:“I looked and looked and looked for a place in New York. I just didn’t find anything. Prices have just skyrocketed!”

ON HER METABOLISM…“I have a really high metabolism. Exercise is also really important to me. I think it gives me more energy. I would rather sleep six hours and get an hour workout than sleep seven hours.”

ON HER CRAZY SCHEDULE…“In the past four and a half weeks, I’ve been to London, Texas, Chicago, China, New York, L.A. and New York again. You know, it’s tiring, but I can’t complain, because I’m getting to do what I love.”

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