like me, hilary is a july baby (hollaaa!). she was born july 30, 1974 in bellingham, washington, USA. her full name is hilary ann swank and showed an interest in acting at a young age, acting as mowgli in the play "the jungle book" at age nine. her breakout role was the next karate kid (1994) and she won her first oscar for boys don't cry and the second oscar for "million dollar baby". not only is she an amazing actress, but she's also a skilled athlete. she is a superb swimmer, gymnast and she loves all things outdoorsy. the list doesn't stop there, she has amazing red carpet style. this faux interview with the lovely hilary swank is merely a fiment of my imagination that i've decided to share with you all. these are questions i would ask hilary if i had the chance, and the answers that she "gives" are what i think she might say. i could be totally wrong about how she would reply, but this is all for fun. :)
me: hi hilary, it's so nice to meet you! i admire your style and your acting ability.
hilary: [smiles] thank you!
me: alright, so into the questions we go: i read that you were once a vegetarian. is that true, and why are you not a vegetarian anymore?
hilary: yes it is is true that i was once a vegetarian, i tried it because i wanted to eat healthier and i thought that having a stricter diet would rid my bodies of toxins and all that. and eating mainly veggies is a great ting, vegetables hhave so many vitamins, minerals and nutrients and a great stand in for meat are nuts. however, i soon found out that being a vegetarian made my breath stink so badly, and i missed the taste of meat. i can still keep lean and eat meat, but i do still eat more vegetables than i did before i was a vegetarian.
me: i don't think i could ever be a vegetarian...but it's cool that you tried it. alright, as i said before i truly admire your acting ability. to be a great actress you really have to throw yourself into the role , and that's not always an easy thing to do. you've been rewarded for your geat work with an oscar for boys don't cry and million dollar baby. with all of these accolades, do you think you could be the next great actress, a la meryl streep?
hilary: thanks for the comment but....comparing me to meryl streep...wow! that's huge. i don't think i'm at her standard yet and if i will ever be at her standard, but being as great as she is is definitely a goal and i absolutely adore her.
me: how was it working on your new film about amelia earhart?
hilary: it was fantastic, i loved working with mira nair (the director) and richard gere. i felt right at home with this role for some reason and i love the story of amelia earhart. she is such a great icon of female strength and wit.
me: would you do another biographical film again?
hilary: i don't know, it depends on who the story is about and what their message was. i wanted to play this role because i loved amelia's gutsiness. she was determined to take a trip around the world, and she was a female pilot in times when females were defined as strictly dainty creatures. in the world we live in now, there is a clearer understanding of what women want and what women are like. we want adventure and fun in life just as men do, we're not just satisfied with staying at home and having children, even though children are great. there are so many different aspects to life that women want to experience and amelia took her life into her own hands and was successful. she is remembered for her determinedness.
me: ok, you look great on the red carpet pretty much every time i see you. i'm going to pick some of my favorite looks i've seen you in and tell me how you were feeling at that moment. ok?
hilary: alright [smiles], i'm excited for this!
me: hilary, you were absolutely divine in this herve leroux for guy laroche gown. you looked so sexy and elegant all at the same time. this is one of my favorite red carpet looks of all time. absolutely amazing. simply sublime! *spazzes*
hilary: [laughs] thank you so much. i do get a lot of compliments on that look! i was so excited to be at the oscars and i felt great in the dress.
1st look from the left
me: this is a more recent look that you wore to the premiere of your movie 'amelia'. you look so elegant, did you pick out this dress yourself?
hilary: thanks again, i really love this dress. i've never worn anything from vionnet, but when my stylist showed me this gorgeous gown i knew i had to wear it. i really love the draping and the color. it's like a dark, rich teal.
2nd look from the left
me: you always bring an elegance to the red carpet everytime i see you. you're not exactly on a red carpet here though, you were front row at the tommy hilfiger spring 2009 show. i love this look. it could work for dinner, for work, even for a red carpet event.
hilary: i love shirtdresses. they are so classic and so easy to wear. and i like how professional i look, yet at the same time i still have that mysterious look going on because of the beautiful deep navy color of this dress.
3rd look from the left
me: i'm noticing something about you, you like blues, greens and purples. and you look great in them. if you still have this dress in your wardrobe can i borrow it for...say...forever?
hilary: unfortunately i had to return this dress [makes sad face], but if i had it i would let you borrow it.
hilary: i didn't notice that i wore so many cool colors on the red carpet.
me: if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
hopefully you all enjoyed reading this, tell me if you love the red carpet looks that i pulled up. :)
and yes, i know i'm taking forever to post the 2nd and last part of paris fashion week. i am so unbelievably busy. being a student is difficult, and i have so much work i have to take care of. i'm surprised i had time to make this post, but i'll be trying to post again as soon as possible. thanks to the people who comment me and take the time to visit my blog. i do appreciate it.
images from google images and wire image and W magazine