Hilary Swank opens up about father’s post-transplant condition and the three-year Hollywood hiatus

Hillary Swank opens up about her three-year hiatus from Hollywood and take care of her father follows 2014 lung transplantation.


Hilary Swank has revealed that her father, Stephen Swank, is doing “really well” after a lung transplant he had more than three years ago

“It is a long time coming,” she told The Guardian in a new interview. The Oscar winning actress took a time-out of the Hollywood spotlight to take care of her father after the first operation in 2014.

Swank, 44, opened up to the outlet about how they find peace with the passing of movie roles because her main goal was at that time the care of her father.

“The most distressing things in life, there is levity in it, or it is just too heavy,” Swank said.

Swank at the 2005 Oscars, where she won the Academy Award for ‘ Million Dollar Baby.”


The actress made her return to Hollywood in a big way by starring in the FX series, “Trust”, which premiered in March. The show around the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.

In the 10-part miniseries, Swank portrayed John Paul’s mother, Gail Getty, and worked with actors Brendan Fraser, and Donald Sutherland.

While she is working on her transition to the small screen, Swank will always be known for her great roles in films, such as in 1993, the “Boys Don’t Cry,” which earned her the first of two Oscars.

In the iconic movie, the actress takes on the true story of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was murdered in 1993. Swank spoke openly about the forefront of the movement of transgender roles in Hollywood, she says that she believes that there is still more work to do when it comes to awareness and acceptance.

“The most important thing to remember is that people want to be seen for who they are,” Swank told The Guardian. “And people are fighting for their place in the world. I understand that. But I think it’s a slippery slope, because I don’t think anyone should be pigeonholed. And I think that all families should have the opportunity to be an actor and to tell their stories. And I think that all families should have the opportunity to audition for all kinds of roles.”

In addition to making her Hollywood back, the actress recently made the headlines by marrying entrepreneur Philip Schneider in a “timeless” ceremony at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California.

Hilary Swank married fiance Philip Schneider in a ‘timeless’ ceremony.

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“I wanted something romantic, that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to get married, and he gave up the design of something that far surpassed my greatest expectations,” Swank gushed. “It was everything I had imagined and more,” Swank told Vogue.

The couple, who are involved in 2016, after a year and a half of dating, was joined by their family and friends, including Swank’s maid of honor, “Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay.

“It was timeless,” Swank said of the ceremony. “There is simply no other way to describe it. I was overwhelmed with such gratitude to be married to the man of my dreams and you can see all of the people we love together in the middle of such a large institution. It was really a dream come true.”

You can find Morgan M. Evans on Twitter @themizfactor.

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