So that explains “The Reaping,” “Red Dust,” “The Core” … The girl just doesn’t know how to say no.
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has no regrets about taking less-than-stellar bit parts after moving to Hollywood in the 1990s because they taught her everything she knows. The 32-year-old eagerly accepted every role that came her way, including a brief part on TV show Beverly Hills, 90210.
She tells Moviehole, “I never knocked a job and I took any job I could get, especially in the beginning and was never a snob about it – I still aren’t. But you look at a lot of people’s careers – everyone kind of did that. You take a job where you can for a couple of reasons. One, you need to live, and you don’t want to just be a waiter, but you want to make some money, but more importantly, I never knocked an opportunity to learn, and there was so much to learn.
“Every bad movie of the week, every bad TV show, anything that I did, was preparing me for, hopefully, an opportunity that I was going to have. You know that great saying – the definition of luck is when preparation meets with opportunity.”
Tell us again what “The Reaping” is preparing you for?
More photos of Hilary Swank and boyfriend John Campisi are after the jump.