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Hilary Swank: 'Learning How to Fly Was So Euphoric'

Hilary Swank: 'Learning How to Fly Was So Euphoric'

Hilary Swank takes off with Amelia director Mira Nair at Essex County Airport, NJ on Friday (October 16).

The 35-year-old Academy Award winner took part in a dedication ceremony of props, costumes and mementos to the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and posed with the Lockheed Electra, the plane used in Amelia‘s production.

Mira and Hilary spoke about the film and presented the props and mementos to Susan Larson, President of the Ninety-Nines, an aviation group of female pilots.

“Learning how to fly, for me, was so euphoric,” Hilary shared. “Because it was like I was learning how to ride a bike. It was a first. And, you know, it takes all of your senses. You are completely immersed.

“It’s dangerous. It’s adventurous. It’s all of the things that I love and that I think Amelia loved.”

Amelia opens in theaters nationwide TODAY (October 23).

15+ pictures inside of Hilary Swank honoring Amelia Earhart

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  • Jorden

    35? Hmm, I thought she was late 20′s. Oops.

  • LP

    Does she go to an equine dentist?

  • LuckyL

    I’ll probably watch the film but I’ll never like her the way I ever could again after her infidelity.

  • wtf

    sometimes she looks pretty and other times just fug.

  • The Bruiser

    And people say Jennifer Aniston is FUG? OMG, Jennifer is gorgeous compared Hillary Swank.

  • peggy

    a good actress in what has to be one of the year’s most boring films. i really wanted to like “amelia”.

  • rhonda

    I’m disappointed, was hoping for a movie that wasn’t crap! Happy Day are over!

  • hag

    put JAniston’s natural face without the plastic surgery, her real brown hair and real brown eyes against HillaryS and see who is the REAL FUG.

  • victoria #1

    What is wrong with her face in the last photo on the first row ?? She looks like she is ready to smack everyone around her. ( Hillary )

    And JON GOSSELIN–OF COURSE. LOL Do we HAVE to see that
    gosh awful face every day? Who cares about his money woe’s?
    His nasty, nicotine face makes me want to put my fist through
    my lap-top and pull out those ridicuous ear-rings. Kate will
    never show accountability for her part of the money.
    House-hold expense’s ” ? LOL I don’t think so !! Unless pedicures
    and manicures and high-light’s and Lord knows what all, when the
    paparazzi are not up her butt.

    Jon LIVES at his ATM’s or seems to live ” high off the hog, ” as they say. Is he still
    doing a new reality show with divorced dads? GAG. GAG.GAG.
    I will be real sure, to tune in to that one for sure. BBBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    catch my breath. Just caught a quick look of nasty, stringy haired,
    yellow toothed, gold-digger Hailey crashing the divorced dad’s pad, while they are whining about finance’s, except HER squished face
    douche-bag, Johnny-boy. He carries wads of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
    Oh, gosh, another Jonny patooty show. PLEASE SAY NO. NO.NO.NO
    I had just calmed down from hearing that Kate will be on the ” VIEW.”
    There goes another show I like. I wouldn’t watch it now if it were the only
    show on earth. As I said before, I would rather watch a snail dissolve
    in salt for hour’s, than watch a Gosselin’s face.

  • ellie’

    Great actress where have you been Hilary…Looking forward to seeing the movie..

  • Oh….how…..lovely…

    Only on JJ will you not be able to see a thread without mention of Aniston being ugly. When will you loons ever get over your hatred of that woman? She’s hot and living her life the way she choses to. I didn’t think there was ever a link for JA on a Hillary Swank thread but leave it to the loons to bring her up. Poor GB will never be able to have a thread on here without it totally turning into an anti JA thread. And Jessica Simpson will suffer the same here at JJ. Grow up and realize that what is going on is an obsession with her and it’s not healthy.

  • lexy

    This woman is an incredibily talented actress. We don’t know that she had an affair and even if she did it’s no one’s business. JJ “celebrates” losers like Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie and Kate and Jon – those are people to be disgusted with! NOT Hilary!!

    Ann & Hilary on the same page at JJ – it’s nice to see some talent b/t the loser threads!!

  • sorella

    Hillary is a good actress in some roles and I don’t mind seeing her on screen, but in real life her looks are hit and miss. Sometimes she looks good, sometimes she does look like a horse, hate to say that, but kinda true.

    Amelia just got thrashed in my local paper and they said the chemistry between Hillary and Richard Gere and her and Ewan McGregar was just not there and you can’t take your eyes off her big teeth, also said on my local news that this role was not going to earn her a 3rd Oscar.

  • @13

    She does look like a horse when she smiles. Her face is very masculine. I do not think she is pretty, but I do think that her personality and talent are such that her looks don’t really matter as people focus on her personality and not her looks. Better to have talent and personality with a strikingly individual face, than a cute face and no talent or personality.

  • @11

    I love Jennifer Aniston. She is such a beautiful woman and I have never understood why people have a problem with her. She is prettier than Hilary to look at.

  • chef de chefs

    Teaching HER to fly must’ve been just as euphoric!

  • lakers fan in boston

    she’s fugs but i guess she’s at least talented
    those teeth of hers r humongous!!

  • Stone

    It’s always the landing that gets you, though.

  • maddison

    I thought the chemistry between her and Richard Gere was semi-believable. Was George older than Ameilia (too lazy to do the research–LOL)? He seemed that way; probably due to his experience. But, yeah, I didn’t buy her chemistry with Ewan. To those who call her fug, that’s disgusting. She can’t help the teeth she was born with. The woman is beyond talented. She has one of the best bods. And, from what I’ve seen in interviews and insiders’ take on her, Hilary is down-to-earth and uncorrupted by the business. @victoria #1 For someone who loathe the Gosselin clan, you sure know a ton about them! LOL You sound jealous of their ‘fame’ and money.