Menu
Entertainment

Hilary Swank has sleepless nights over world problems

HILARY Swank can't sleep because of injustice in the world.  

The 'Million Dollar Baby' actress - who was raised on a trailer park in Washington - is a great "empathiser" and can't help but wish she could do more for disadvantaged people or those who are suffering.  

She said: "I think that coming from a very humble background has made me an empathiser in general. I sometimes have a hard time sleeping at night with all that's happening in the world. Especially before I go to bed, it just pulls at my heartstrings, and I wish that there was more of me to go around, to be able to do more."  

The 40-year-old actress admits she felt like an "outsider" at school because of her humble background but found solace in watching movies and relating to what she saw on screen.  

She told Vulture: "I think we've all felt like an outsider at some point in our lives, and for me, especially as a child, I felt the pressure of classism. I would be embarrassed for living in a trailer park, and I would watch movies and see characters that were feeling things that I felt I was experiencing. I felt understood through those movies, and they became my friends, in a way, and I think the power of movies is astounding in that way."  

And Hilary began to feel "uncomfortable" as a teenager when she started getting attention for the way she looked.  

She said: "I know that when I became a teenager and all of a sudden was looked at differently, it was very uncomfortable. I immediately put on overalls and started wearing wool socks because I didn't want to be looked at like that."

Topics:  celebrity entertainment



Pony club's gear on the move

Murwillumbah Pony Club have welcomed their new equipment trailer.

Murwillumbah Pony Club welcomes new equipment

Marine Rescue leads to life of memories at sea

BON VOYAGE: Bernie Gabriel reflects on his time in the Marine Rescue NSW Service.

Bernie Gabriel looks back on early days.

Local Partners

Kate Middleton’s BAFTAs dress slammed

THE pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was glowing in a bold green dress on the BAFTAs red carpet — but her outfit didn’t impress everyone

Date set for Gold Coast Logies

Samuel Johnson with the Best Actor award at the 2018 Logies. Picture: AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

Nine has finally announced the date for 2018 awards.

Kylie reveals ‘nervous breakdown’ over split

Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse split in February last year causing Minogue a ‘nervous breakdown’. Picture: Mark Milan/GC Images

'My physical system was compromised. I think it’s called a nervous breakdown'

I’m a Celeb outrage: ‘You’ve hit rock bottom’

David and Lisa Oldfield pose for a portrait at their home in Belrose.

VIEWERS vent their anger and disappointment at the latest intruders.

Shock twist: MAFS affair explodes

A mess.

The final decision left everyone stunned.

Stone the flamin’ crows: Home and Away actor's new project

Ray Meagher has launched his own line of hot sauce.

Stone the flamin’ crows! Actor releases own line of hot sauce

Audience member shocked penis puppeteer

Rich Binning and Barry Brisco from Puppetry of the Penis.

It takes a lot to shock Rich Binning who appears nude on stage