Swank made her film debut in a minor role for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before she made her breakout lead role in the fourth installment of The Karate Kid franchise, The Next Karate Kid in 1994.On television, she was cast as part of the main cast in the eighth season of the drama series Beverly Hills 90210 as single mother Carly Reynolds from 1997 to 1998.Her bulging to promote a charity effort) looks sexy and chic, and her skin seems to radiate health.“I have a really high metabolism,” Swank says, almost apologetically, as she takes a giant bite out of a chocolate croissant.(It’s her second pastry of the morning.) “Exercise is also really important to me. I would rather sleep six hours and get an hour workout than sleep seven hours.” Twice a week she lifts weights.Other days she hikes, does Power Pilates or practices Krav Maga, an Israeli hand-to-hand self-defense technique she’s lately become obsessed with. Swank plays Holly, a thirtysomething New Yorker whose charismatic Irish husband (Gerard Butler, wearing an excess of leather jewelry) dies young.“You punch, you kick, you also learn how to get out of a choke hold. All of this might sound like excellent training for another of Swank’s highly physical film roles, but her next project is about loving, not fighting. Soon thereafter, Holly starts receiving a mysterious series of letters that her husband wrote to her before his death—letters encouraging her to find a new life and, presumably, a new love. “Someone who saw it said to me that it’s one of those movies where you laugh through your tears.”The film is directed by Richard La Gravenese, who directed Swank in last year’s , Richard kept saying to me, ‘You gotta do something romantic and funny.
(And later, as if the sack of supplements wasn’t enough, she excuses herself so that a visiting nurse can give her a vitamin injection.)Whether it’s truly the vitamins or just genetics, Swank, 33, certainly looks good these days.
There was some back and forth for a few months when it looked like they might get back together, but then Hilary started being seen around LA with a “mystery man”. Some people thought Hilary was being plainspoken and direct.
Some thought she was being off-side and bitchy by airing such personal details about her estranged husband.
She starred in other films, such as The Gift (2000), Insomnia (2002), Iron Jawed Angels (2004), Red Dust (2004) The Reaping (2007), P. I Love You (2007), Freedom Writers (2007) and The Homesman (2014).
She also competed in the Junior Olympics and the Washington state championships in swimming, and she ranked fifth in the state in all-around gymnastics.