Hilary Swank Covers 'Marie Claire' November 2009
On people assuming she’s a loner: “For a long time, I was a loner because [my ex-husband Chad Lowe] was my best friend, and we were really happy just hanging out, he and I. I think it was maybe five years ago that I realized how important my friends were to me, and I realized they were a big part of my letting go. When I got divorced three years ago, I needed them more than ever. I have really good girlfriends. Mariska Hargitay is my best friend.”
On young love and learning from it: “Going through a divorce is horrible. It’s dreams crumbling; it’s your family, your whole life, all of your security, disolving. Having been with Chad so young – we met when I was 18- it was all I knew. It is really hard. I certainly don’t wish it on anyone. I feel more than anything right now that age brings so much clarity. You might take a step back, but then you learn from that step back. I’ve learned a lot from my downs, as well as my ups. Right now, I am in a good place.”
Ms. Swank will play legendary pilot Amelia Earhart in Amelia, out October 23.
More quotes an pictures from Hilary‘s cover shoot at MarieClaire.com!