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Hilary Swank explains her passion for sport: “It makes me feel good’

Hilary Swank may be best recognized as a two-time Oscar-winning actress, but the 42-year-old has a passion outside of Hollywood: sport.

“I grew up playing sports,” Swank told her friend and fellow actress Mariska Hargitay for Hamptons Magazine Memorial Day issue. “I couldn’t live without. It makes me feel good. It makes me feel connected. Most of the women in the world that I know, whether they’re with their children to school or they go to the work of their training to their day.”

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Swank previously competed in swimming in the Junior Olympics. She was also a state finalist in gymnastics. In 2016, they launched luxury athleisure wear Mission.

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“I thought: ‘Why can’t we have clothes that are cutting-edge with technical fabrics that are not on the market with knee support and butt lift, and hips — but that cross over, so that they don’t like a workout clothes? So you can have it all?” she explained. “That is what the modern woman needs. When I searched and could not find it, I thought, Well, I’m going to make it.”

Despite her fame, Swank wanted to create a collection that would resonate with the everyday woman on the road.

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“I wanted to create something that people can wear it, even if they only want to work, that they are from and they could pair of the tennis dress with a pair of boots or a pair of heels and a day,” she said. “I also, I travel so much, you travel so much. The idea of getting an outfit for the plane that is comfortable, but chic, that is a whole other competition in itself.”

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Although some critics, the question of a star on the clothing collection when she is best known for her work on the screen, Swank emphasized that her positive attitude in life prepares her for all the challenges that may come her way.

“It is a daily reminder, because I don’t wake up and think: ‘Oh, I can do that,” she said. “I have just wrapped a movie yesterday, and every time I have a job, I’m like, ‘I hope I don’t eff. I hope that I can do it. I can figure it out.’ That goes from my work to who I am as a person. What can I do today to step into my full potential? I try to do something that scares me every day so that I feel that I really have in my life.”

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